“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
For the new season for Spain’s Got Talent, many have auditioned to be given a chance to perform in front of the 4 well-known judges starting off with Risto Mejide, singer Edurne and the comedians Dani Martínez and Paz Padilla. All of the aspiring contestants have their own inspirational stories to encourage and their talents to share.
Laura Reyes isn’t your typical 24-year old girl who aspires to become well-known for her talent. She is known to perform her signature pole-dance blindfolded but this isn’t for show, it’s rather a life lesson for everyone – that, despite her condition, she never considers it as a limit.
Laura is from Gran Canaria and together with her coach, Nadina and her loving guide dog, Jameson, she is determined to show the world that even with her condition – she is able to fulfill her dream.
Before her performance, Laura shared her story.
“I only have front vision; I don’t see what I have next to me. But I have realized that, despite that, I am able to do many things. The limits are where you put them,” she said to Spain’s Got Talent.
Laura has retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disorder that involves a breakdown and loss of cells in one’s retina — which causes the person to have difficulty seeing at night and a loss of side (peripheral) vision.
The inspiring performance
“Don’t worry, I have my eyes on you,”
these are the words that Nadina, Laura’s supportive and loving coach said to her before assisting her into her position. Jameson calmly sat down on the side of the stage, looking over Laura.
Laura started her performance; everyone was silent, anticipating what she will do next. Some were in awe after seeing how graceful she was in her performance even if she was blindfolded.
Each step calculated, her performance was truly captivating and at last the final blow made the audience gasp!
Then we hear a round of applause – everyone amazed by her performance.
“It has been beautiful. Beautiful,” said Paz Padilla.
“If you don’t set limits, let no one set them. You are amazing,” Dani Martínez added.
“It has been a wonderful number. You are a great example to follow,” singer Edurne agreed with the other jugdes.
Finally, as the audiences and Laura waited for what Risto has to say.
“I really liked looking at your dog Jameson, who kept watching you. I love that there are such shows, because they show the difference between limits and obstacles. And you have shown that by many limits in life, they are not obstacles,” said Risto.
Laura was all smiles as she said thank you to the judges as they casted their votes and you’ve guessed it right – they all said yes!
Whatever setbacks you are experiencing right now shouldn’t stop you from reaching your dreams. Let’s learn from this young girl and share her beautiful story.
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