Kayla is a child,who was diagnosed at birth with congenital myotonic dystrophy .She spent 105 days from birth in the ICU, her first 9 months on a ventilator and using a feeding tube. The doctors did not expect her to live to see her first birthday but she is still here and keeps defying the odds.
Kayla -3 years old.
Here is her story which was posted by her grandmother:
“Tonight was a night that we will never forget. Kayla was invited to go backstage and meet her all-time favorite American Idol, David Archuleta, tonight. This wonderful woman, Monica, heard that Kayla loves David Archuleta and she wrote to me and offered to try and have Kayla meet him at his concert in Santa Rosa, California. The show was really great and Kayla had a blast. After the show, we went backstage and David came over to meet us. Kayla was a little shy but after we left the concert, she kept giggling and saying and signing “David”. This was a once in a lifetime experience for her.
Monica, thank you so much for reaching out to me and setting up this meeting. Kayla has been through so much in her short little life and this will be an experience that will be with her forever.
David, you are such an inspiration! You have the voice and spirit of an angel. You have no idea how much this meant to our family but especially to Kayla. She wakes up every morning and signs and says your name until I turn on my iPod and play your music. She’s your #1 fan! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!”
It’s such an emotional story.
Check HERE to see more pictures and more information.
Although as one of the judges on American Idol proclaimed two seasons ago when Archuleta finished second – “David, you could sing the phone book” – his 90-minute, one encore show Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center was anything but songs from the Yellow Pages.
Dubbed David Archuleta’s “Christmas from the Heart” tour, it was really a combination of about half pretty pure pop Archuleta and half Christmas.
At time, it was hard to fathom that you were listening to an 18-year old kid from Utah because the voice is something most singers take years to cultivate. And although he has been at this singing gig for much of his young life, the voice is still natural. They just don’t teach what Archuleta projects.
He wasn’t perfect. Someone on Idol had given him the advice to not close his eyes while he sings, but he did that often. And his connection to the audience between songs was a bit scattered.
But who came to see his eyes or listen to him speak words of wisdom?
We came to hear the voice. And, oh, my, did we.
Read full review HERE.
David wore new shirt tonight. Plaid shirt! I love it!
Mary Did You Know, Zero Gravity, partial of WYSYLM, Joy To The World, and Be Still My Soul
Thanks, Gengen. Click HERE for more and full-size pics. from her.
Also, thanks, Larissa. More pics. from her HERE.
Videos: (click the tittles to watch)
My Hands (credit daviddailycom)
The Riddle (Extreme close-ups!, credit Gengen)
Fields of Gold (credit Gengen)
Prayer of the Children (credit Gengen)
Ave Maria (credit Gengen)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (credit Gengen)
Oh Holy Night (credit pouncer84)
Silent Night (credit pouncer84)
Pat-A-Pan (Credit Gengen)
Riu Riu Chiu (daviddailycom)