“It was the music therapy where we realized that he really had talent, that he had perfect pitch, that the harmonies we heard were definitely a gift that he had,” his mother said.

His singing career took off after he posted a now-famous video clip of the song “Open the Eyes of My Heart” in 2011 on YouTube. That video has been translated into multiple languages and viewed millions of times.

Since then, Duffley has performed in a variety of venues, both big and small, but fans agree that this particular performance of “Lean On Me” in Nashville, TN is his best ever. Though this young man can certainly command the stage all on his own, the addition of the World Outreach Church Kid’s Choir gave the performance a little something extra.

A song like “Lean On Me” lends itself to a group of singers, especially a talented group like this choir. “Lean On Me” is an anthem of friendship and of joining together to support one another. Though Duffley himself faces adversity on a daily basis in the form of his disabilities, he still spreads a message of hope, support, and love. We hope to hear much more from this young man!

Watch his performance in the video below, and please like and share Christopher’s inspiring story!