Thursday, October 18, 2012

Autistic Tween Duet with Katy Perry

Eleven year-old Jodi DiPiazza was diagnosed with autism right before she turned 2, and her parents feared their daughter would never speak. Not only does Jodi now speak, she has found a voice through music. Her mom says, "Through music and through song, she's making herself known."
Jodi joined voices with pop star Katy Perry and they performed Perry's hit "Firework" as a duet on Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs."  Night of Too Many Stars airs Sunday at 8/7 Central.
Check out the video, and maybe have the tissues handy. After a few minutes of introduction about Jodi, what parents went through with her autism diagnosis and how Jodi is thriving, the "Firework" duet begins at 3:11.

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