Rion Paige demonstrated to the world the therapeutic benefits of music when she was just 13 years old. Rion was born with arthrogryposis, a rare illness that shortens tendons and muscles and restricts movement around several joints.
Rion’s situation made it easy for her to adopt a pessimistic outlook on life. Instead, she possesses a phenomenal mind and spirit that is evident even before she emerges.
She shouldn’t be restricted, her mother, Alisa, stated. “I’m supposed to give her every chance and tell her, “This is the moment for you to blossom, honey,”
Rion’s appearance on stage confused Simon Cowell, a stern and difficult-to-please judge. But after she was done, he remarked that Rion is incredible in so many ways and that her rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” made him think of Carrie when she first came on American Idol.
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