Recess is a time-honored tradition amongst school children, and the best part of the day for many kids. It's the time when you can take off the shackles of the classroom and let loose on the playground. Unfortunately, for some kids, recess is very different. Children that live with disabilities can't run around like others, and sometimes are forced to stay inside while their friends play. It's a tragic fact of life, but one that many kids are forced to live with on a daily basis.
The adorable little girl featured in this video knows that feeling all too well. She is bound to a wheelchair and doesn't have the ability to play outside for recess - but she is not letting that get her down. Instead of sitting and feeling sorry for herself, she starts to sing. Not only does she just sing but she does it incredibly well, bursting out a powerful and soulful version of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You." It's not an easy song to sing, and has been covered by many, but she holds her own against everyone - even Whitney Houston herself.
The moment was captured on film by a teacher, who heard the girl's amazing voice and realized how special it was. Her refusal not to let her disability bring her down is an inspiration to the many that have to go through the same thing. With a talent like that, this is surely not the last we will hear from her.
H/T: Love What Matters