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