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Girl With Autism, ADHD Sings Powerful Version of ‘Hallelujah’

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DONAGHADEE, Ireland — A 10-year-old girl’s performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is giving the Internet chills.

BBC reports that Kaylee Rogers, who has autism and ADHD, sang the song at Killard House School in Northern Ireland. About 200 other students sang in the background.

Rogers usually sings at the area’s Christmas concert, but she lost her voice for this year’s event. The video shows the little girl singing weeks before the performance.

ITV reports that the principal of Kaylee’s school said the little girl was very quiet in class — but when she sings, she shines.

“To stand and perform in front of an audience is amazing,” she told ITV.

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  • Stephanie

    Beautiful, but not sure exactly why it’s important to point out she is Autistic or has ADHD. As if kids with these diagnosis aren’t capable of accomplishing great things.

    • 'Chell

      To raise awareness to others to realize that just because children may be diagnosed with these disorders it does not mean that they can not accomplish great things. For those who only ever think that having these disorders are terrible…they can see beauty! My niece is also Autistic and ADHD. The look on people’s faces when they hear about her, is reason enough for this headline! God Bless this amazing little girl and her special gift.

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