When 16-year-old Jared Watson took to the stage at his high school’s talent show,
he had no idea his life was about to change forever. Watson, who is a sophomore at Delmar High School, loves music, and dreams of one day recording an album in Nashville.
A representative for Watson and his family shared the young man’s inspiring story following his talent show debut. As the rep revealed, Watson suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which the Muscular Dystrophy Association website describes as “a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.” The rep said that Watson’s condition has robbed him of his muscle movement as he’s grown older, and that he is no longer able to walk. As a result, he is bound to his wheelchair.
But Watson isn’t going to let anything stop him from achieving his dreams. In addition to pursuing a career in Nashville, Watson would like like be an announcer for voice-overs and radio.
Source: COUNTRY MUSIC NATION