Just imagine….

This is an incredible video of a  joyful, young Australian man trying out for “X Factor,”  which seems like an Australian version of American Idol. The young man, Emmanuel Kelly, was born in Iraq and brought to an Iraqi orphanage, with his brother,  in a shoe box. It looks like he had significant damage to all four limbs.  He was adopted by an Australian woman, and was obviously brought up in a remarkably loving family…

Before he sings, he tells a little bit of his story…
an absolute inspiration about the power of love…
and the way he sings this song, “Imagine,” is an inspiration, too…

just imagine….

Link to wonderful youtube video: Emmanuel Kelly singing “Imagine…”

*I’ve never made 2 posts in one day, but I just got this video in an email, and was so inspired by Emmanuel that I decided to  quickly put a post together…. so that his story, courage and joyful outlook can be shared...it’s also a tribute to the power of love…a loving mother who did what it took to adopt 2 little boys and provide them with a loving, caring family…the love shines through in all of their faces…

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13 Responses to Just imagine….

  1. sufilight says:

    I also posted this video in my blog about a week or so ago after a friend of mine sent me the link. It brought tears to my eyes and an admiration for this young man’s amazing spirit.


  2. sufilight says:

    meant, “young man’s amazing spirit.” 🙂


  3. I must have missed it in your blog….how wonderful that the video arrived again! What an amazing young man and family…such a sense of presence and joy…truly an inspiration!


  4. tari brand says:

    oh my god. . .i’m putting this up on my blog as well. thanks for sharing


  5. I loved this. Thanks for taking the time to do an extra post. I love what one of the judges said in the end, “This makes everything that we worry about seem so pathetic.” Yeah. I agree.


    • Yes, that last comment by one of the judges deserves to be remembered… it’s so easy to forget how fortunate we are. And of course, the brothers were incredibly fortunate, after their earlier deep misfortune, to be adopted by such a loving mother!


  6. nrhatch says:

    Beautiful post and inspirational story.


  7. This sounds like a touching and world class story. Apparently we can’t access it here in the U.S.; but, I am going to see if I can’t find some version on YouTube.

    Thanks for this and your visits and comments on our site.

    Jamie Dedes


  8. ElizOF says:

    Inspiring… 🙂


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