This week I’ve been a little below the radar due to the fact that I’ve been teaching music in my church’s Vacation Bible School. Each day I’ve had three rotations of children coming through my choir room, singing, dancing, signing, having an absolute blast! As near as I can tell, I’ve had somewhere between 150 – 170 children each day. 🙂
Tonight, as I sat down and began to cull through my email and check on favorite blogs, I ran across a video that simply took my breath away. As a mother of a special needs child, I understand the sacrifice and stamina required of a mom to care for that child. The resolve and dedication of this mother and her daughter is truly inspirational.
Born with birth defects resulting in only two (2) fingers on each hand and no legs below the knees, Hee-ah Lee’s mother refused to put her up for adoption or place her in an institute. She cared for her as if she were perfect.
Today, 20 year old Hee-ah Lee has confounded the so-called “experts”. She is an inspiration to all come in contact with her, no matter the medium or setting. Hee Ah began playing the piano at age 7 for therapeutic purposes, but she is now a concert pianist, using adjusted piano pedals to perform in concert on her own. I hope you enjoy listening to and learning about Hee Ah Lee, the “Four-fingered Pianist” from Korea as much as I have.
“You play with your heart and head not your fingers,” Hee-ah says.
To learn more about Hee-ah Lee, visit her website.
Tip of the hat to Sunny Kira of Musik and Motion!