If anyone had an excuse to sit around and feel sorry for themselves, it’s Grace Anna. The young Kentucky girl was born with a rare type of dwarfism called Conradi-Hünermann syndrome which is characterized by skeletal malformations, skin abnormalities, cataracts and short stature
In her short life, she has undergone many surgeries and endured horrible pain, but she has never let that steal her joy or make her bitter.
Ever since she was 18 months old, Grace Anna has loved to sing. She uses that passion to bring smiles and joy to everyone she comes across.
Recently, Grace Anna was asked to sing the “National Anthem” before a local basketball game. The sweet young girl rolled her chair up to the microphone and belted out a soulful and patriotic rendition of the anthem.
Her performance came right in the wake of Fergie’s “Anthem” scandal at the NBA All-Star Game. The singer was widely ridiculed for her less-than-traditional rendition of the patriotic tune.
When Grace Anna’s mom posted a video of her daughter’s performance, she took a jab at the professional, writing, “this is how it’s done Fergie.”
But when Grace Anna found out about it, she taught her mom a simple, but beautiful lesson in human kindness and compassion.