a Virus took away my voice but I want to be a songwriter - can WE help?

Last Update: May 25, 2016

Breaking my Heart - inspirational song, a story by a boy who can not talk, has disabilities and is bullied.

My latest project is truly an inspirational one. I am mentoring this young 19 year old man in my community I truly think WE could be his ticket to help enable him to achieve his goals, - his story is - well how about you listen and tell us. Oh and if you agree with me and find it inspiring the please follow the links provided and VOTE (everyday if you can till the 31 May)...

Brent needs at least 1,000 votes to be in the top 10 to have a chance of being selected as a finalist in the New Zealand - E Tu Whanau Song Competition - the task was to compose an unpublished original song that 'inspires positive change' against domestic violence & bullying.

VOTE for Brents song http://woobox.com/expx5f/vote/for/16049499

Brent's Story

Brent dreams about being professional songwriter one day, but he no longer has a voice since a virus took his voice away when he was young... now this is his first song that he has had voiced and entered a song competition the task was to 'write an original 'unpublished' song to inspire positive change' stand up and say NO to domestic violence and bullying! (This is also NZ Music month)

I am really excited about paying it forward by introducing this 19 yr old young man. I him know personally, he went to school with my children and he dreams of being a professional songwriter. However when he was young he lost his voice to a virus and has been left with no real usable voice for the rest of his life.

This young man is also locked in a deformed body (resembles Cerebral Palsy) , he communicates with the use of technology and is frequently dismissed, often by 'well meaning people' who treat him as 'disabled' - and less worthy - he is simply unable to access meaningful employment and subsequently less able to engage in a meaningful and fully productive life and successful future'. My goal is to change this.

I however, see this young man as being en-abled to have and live a full and successful life and contribute to community of his choices in meaningful ways - he can also inspire and motivate others. Brent has composed a huge volume of songs and is on a quest to find the voices that may enable his to share his songs and finally his voice with the world. One of the songs Brent shared with me a couple of years ago he called 'breaking my heart' I believe this is definitely a song that can inspire positive change.

If you or you know someone who either lives with a disability, medical issue, or has experience of being in domestic violence or experience other abuse please show your support by clicking the link provided above to see the 4 minute video of the song and VOTE for change and SHARE this link with them as well.

http://woobox.com/expx5f/vote/for/16049499

(for people who fell this is spam - sorry - I feel is more inspiration)

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cosmicradio Premium
I listened to the young man's song and watched the video. What he's doing is admirable. The site for voting was not working, but I'll try it again later. I could offer editing of the song for free, but I don't know if he would want that, and I understand: To a lot of songwriters, their songs are like their children! Thank you for trying to help and for sharing!-Rick :)
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks for taking the time to listen, and for your generous offer of editing for free. The site for voting is now closed and he did remarkably well for a late entry last day, (others had 23 days lead) finishing about 48th out of 62 or so
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cosmicradio Premium
My best wishes go out to the young man. He needs to keep on writing songs. The more he writes, the better he will get! :)
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks so much for your support Rick, I am looking forward to see if he has the talent and tenacity to make something out this following with interest Tracey
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4GoodBuy Premium
By the way the site for voting is now closed that is why it is not working
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cosmicradio Premium
Glad it wasn't my feeble computer! :)
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cosmicradio Premium
Let him know I'm behind him all the way. I've written a few songs myself. :)
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4GoodBuy Premium
hahaha apparently he has already written "too many to count" so I am really hoping that he works on his website soon.
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cosmicradio Premium
I wish him well. :)
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TGrisaft Premium
Did good job
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks for stopping by and listening - and for your support - just few more Votes needed - a great cause and so pleased to have found WA to help me help others. following with interest cheers Tracey
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theresroth Premium
Good opportunity to show solidarity, thanks!
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment - really hope he gets his 1,000+ votes following with interest
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