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Born Blind, Doctors Didn’t Think This 1 Pound Baby Would Survive. Years Later, He Does THIS…

By Karly Carpena
December 10, 2015

He weight only 1 pound at birth, and he lost became blind due to the oxygen therapy he received during his time in the neonatal intensive care unit. Doctors weren’t hopeful that Derek would survive because his body had not had enough time to develop. But Derek managed to beat the odds…


As he grew older, Derek began to realize that he was blessed with a musical gift. Although he had autism and was unable to complete simple tasks like buttoning a button or remembering his own age, Derek could play any song from memory with the utmost passion and grace.