Friday, November 8, 2013

This Totally Made My Day

This is Jack. He's the son/grandson/nephew of old friends of mine. He's also nonverbal and autistic. His parents hadn't heard him produce language unprompted in the more than seven years since he stopped talking (when he was one). Earlier this week, they heard him repeating this phrase and thought it was just gibberish. And, then they listened closer and realized he was singing Katy Perry's "Roar." How awesome is that?

I don't know about you, but Jack has totally made me a Katy Perry fan.

Oh, and if anyone happens to know KP, please introduce her to Jack!

Follow-up 11/15/13:

Jack's story has made it's way to the national news. Still no word from Katy Perry, though.

Click here for the article about Jack on


FMBMC said...

That's awesome! I don't know if it's related, but my father-in-law had a serious stroke many years ago and is now primarily non-verbal. He can say things like Yes and No, but it takes A LOT of effort. They came to L's baptism and, as you know, our church sings The Lord's Prayer on communion Sunday. My father-in-law was able to sing every. single. word. It was just amazing.

Mama D said...

Katy Perry makes me crazy, but whatever serves as inspiration for language in the nonverbal is worth celebrating!! So happy for Jack and all who love him.