After receiving overwhelming support for a YouTube video I released of my Dad an I singing together, I am now working on video of my Mom and I singing to continue to share the love. Comments have been pouring in from thousands of supportive people all over North America and beyond. People have expressed their gratitude for my Dad and I taking the time to create what we did and for sharing our song. I’m hoping that that gratitude may continue with my next video and be channeled into financial support for an amazing organization in the town in which I grew up. I’d love to channel this positive energy toward a good cause, like NONA.
NONA (The North Okanagan Neurological Association) aims to strengthen the abilities of children with special needs and to enhance opportunities for them to participate in their community.
My mom and I chose the song "The Prayer,” which is one of our all-time favourites. It is a popular classical crossover song by David Foster, and was recorded as a duet with Celine Dion in English and Andrea Bocelli in Italian. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1999 and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2000. My Mom and I have performed it on stage together many times over the years. It is powerful piece of music with heartfelt lyrics that speak directly to NONA’s cause, asking for guidance, grace and safety for all beings, especially children.