Brave teen with no arms seeking funds for new car
Concert pays respect to Queen of Soul Franklin
TEENAGER Jordan Hann wants to hit the open road and isn’t about to let his lack of arms stop him.
The 16-year-old -old Heatley Secondary Col- lege student is finally old enough to drive and is s ready to get be- hind the wheel l and learn.
Born without arms, Jordan has beaten the odds s time and again, n, including his ongoing i passion for archery and bike riding.
While most may take these activities for granted, the Townsville teen has found ways to adapt – learning how to drive will be no different. “It’s going to be a challenge, but I’ll be able to do it,” he said. Mother Renee K Kerrison said the fa family had already re secured a driving agency certified to teach Jordan Jo (pictured) but b he needs a suitable su car. “In order for NDIS N to modify the car ca to suit Jordan’s needs we need to purchase a car,” she said. Jordan’s family plan to start a GoFundMe page to help him raise money to buy the car. THE late Aretha Franklin’s songs were so impactful that some of music’s superstars, from Alicia Keys to Celine Dion, have taken to the stage to relive the Queen of Soul’s biggest hits in a tribute concert.
Every rendition of Franklin’s songs from Respect to I Say a Little Prayer brought audience members to their feet at “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” in Los Angeles.
A montage of Franklin was shown throughout the show, including one with on-screen tribute quotes from former president Barack Obama, Barbra Streisand, Willie Nelson and Tony Bennett.
“Aretha set the bar,” a quote from Quincy Jones read.
Franklin died in her Detroit home at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer.
Family members, including her grandson who spoke at her funeral, were in attendance at the tribute, which was hosted by filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry.
Jennifer Hudson, who will star in Franklin’s biopic, kicked off the tribute, which will airin the US on March 10 on CBS.
The Dreamgirls actress set the tone for an energetic night performing Think while wearing a stunning white dress.
Dion received a standing ovation before she performed.