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I'm just so blessed to be here have the -- of my life.
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And in short top twelve.
Well he was the first legally blind finalists on American Idol.
Where Paula Abdul called him an inspiration for his commitment in talent.
He's now got a solo career and has a new CD called heart strings.
And he's also the author of the book by faith not by side would you please welcome Scott MacIntyre.
Got so glad.
Decide you wanted to even try for American Idol you know you it was a crazy thing it took me awhile to actually decide to do that but more than entertain a week after week more than just do -- I love which is music.
I wanted to show peoples that someone less than perfect in the world's -- like myself with a disability.
Could actually reach for their dreams -- and make it happen.
Well you certainly did and and you did inspire so many people but there's a part of your story that the people watching American Idol never knew.
In August of 2007.
You had to have a kidney transplant.
I did you know this is something I never talked about on American Idol I wanted to just compete and enjoy making music but.
In in when I was nineteen years old I was graduating from college they graduated a little bit early.
And a little bit early use graduated in nineteen just a little bit and I graduated two -- I really felt like you know it was a testament to overcoming.
My disability that I was able to do that and I was so excited about my future and on graduation day.
I got this news that my kidneys were failing.
And I did not know what that meant I was nineteen years old at the time scared me to death and eventually got so sick I remember I couldn't even play the piano.
Or seeing in my own living room.
And it was like my dreams were dying when I couldn't even -- the very thing that I believed god had put me here to do.
It was devastating ends I I didn't know if if side missed his calling for my live for or what was going on and then in August of 2007.
The wife of my former piano teacher from college donated her kidney to me and save my -- my goodness -- -- of God's grace and your determination to follow.
His dream for you.
Tell us what's on you're gonna do for us today I'm gonna do a song off the heart strings album called I am I hope I am hope.
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