It’s easy to forget sometimes, but there is so much power in music. A father and his son remind everyone of that fact in this latest video to go viral.
In the clip, we meet Jared Correia, an 8-year-old with cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and epilepsy. Although he can't stand, walk, talk or see because of a stroke he suffered in the womb, he nods his head and offers up a megawatt smile when his father, Jayce, starts rapping a touching song he wrote especially for his son.
“Ok, little man, ain’t no time to cry/ Chin up, show ‘em that smile, head high/ Show ‘em that pride, plus you look good in your brand new ride/ Man, I couldn’t be prouder, what you must go through every hour,” he raps.
Even though Jared has difficulty expressing himself, he doesn't need any words to convey how he feels about his Dad's dedication.
“Jared might not be able to see or comprehend much, but boy can he hear and feel a rhythm,” Jayce told the Huffington Post.
“Anyone who is part of a special needs family knows the struggles and the blessings that come with it. I know as a parent the frustrations that come with it. I want people to know that they are not alone. That those feelings of frustration are normal. We are only human. Life is not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can be hit and keep on going.”
You can contribute to the gofundme campaign to provide Jared with a handicap ramp and van here.