My mom played classical music through speakers on her belly before I was even born so I came into the world loving music from day one! I love to sing and I have taken private voice lessons for many years but just started playing guitar in the past year.
In my spare time, I play soccer for my travel team Michigan Alliance FC usually as an outside midfielder. I am 13 years old and in the 7th grade. Many people don't realize that I am part Chinese and Japanese when they first meet me.
In the past, I struggled with significant health issues for 3 years. I had severe eczema which required hours of daily treatments. I was hospitalized 3 times over those 3 years at the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital to treat it. The treatments got me down but thankfully I met a music therapist named Meredith who used music to help me get through the treatments.
Every year I help raise funds for the music therapy program. One year I even sang in the annual benefit concert at the Ark in Ann Arbor, MI (see article: bit.ly/2oXkMFQ
). Luckily, I am better now and can enjoy life and be a kid again and focus on my music.