To mo­ti­vate her daugh­ter, who is now “con­cert-ready”, Chris held a mini con­cert ti­tled

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Let The Rhythm in Me Shine in April this year, which fea­tured per­for­mances by chil­dren with spe­cial needs and their sib­lings.

Thir­teen chil­dren per­formed at the event, where Amor sang two of her favourite songs – Beau­ti­ful by Christina Aguil­era and Ten Thou­sand Rea­sons by Matt Redman. The event was or­gan­ised with sup­port from mu­sic and move­ment provider, Rhythm in Me, and pro­fes­sional en­ter­tain­ers, Star As­so­ci­a­tion.

“I wanted to show that chil­dren with spe­cial needs can shine de­spite their dim prog­noses,” Chris ex­plains.

The mum-of-three says many par­ents with spe­cial needs kids get stressed as they worry that their child’s lim­i­ta­tions might af­fect their fu­ture. While that is also a con­cern for her, Chris says she has learnt to relook the idea of “suc­cess”.

Right now, it is to help her kids find their pur­pose in life.

“I hope my daugh­ter and son will be able to say at the end of their lives that they’ve lived a good life, one filled with pur­pose,” she says.

“For Amor, she loves singing now so I want to do all I can to see where this takes us.

“And for Nathan to be able to call me ‘Mama’ from across the room and com­mu­ni­cate his needs now, that’s amaz­ing and I will con­tinue to search for his mo­ti­va­tions,” Chris adds, wav­ing to a grin­ning Nathan across the room.

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