It’s time for our weekly Fun Friday Post, and I have a video for you. This might bring a tear or two to your eyes, however. I know that doesn’t quite fit in with the Fun Friday theme, but time is of the essence. This is one of the preview clips from Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs, hosted by Jon Stewart, which will air on 10/21/12 at 8 PM. In this particular video, Jodi DiPiazza, a girl who was diagnosed with autism at an early age, performs a duet with Katy Perry of her song, “Firework”. In interview clips of Jodi’s parents, they admit that they were afraid that their daughter would never be able to speak, much less perform a song onstage, accompanying herself with the piano.
You can find more clips from Sunday’s show here. More information about the show can be found here. I’m not absolutely sure how age-appropriate everything is, but I can promise you that the clip below is an inspiring video that you can show to any audience.
(If you are unable to view the embedded video, here is the link: http://youtu.be/QX-xToQI34I)