When a person truly wants to accomplish their dreams, they won’t let anything stand in their way. This man has been through much more than most, but he just keeps on singing.
David Francisco is an aspiring singer, and his story is anything but typical. He had always known that he wanted to become a musician, so one day he followed his heart and moved out to Nashville, Tennessee. Now that he was in such a central place he expected his career goals to become easier to reach, but they only seemed to grow farther away.
Just after moving to Nashville, David was hit by a car. He rode his bicycle along the side of the road, and a distracted driver T-boned him after running a red light. The cyclist was knocked unconscious, and he woke up in a hospital, hurt and confused.
Due to the accident, David was paralyzed from the waist down. He felt himself spiraling into a depression as he realized that his new life would be drastically different from the one he had been living.
““I thought everything’s over,” the man admitted to ABC. “Music’s over. Relationships are over. I cried every single day for months.”
Even though he was depressed, David knew he couldn’t give in to despair. He worked hard to heal himself, both in his mind and in his body. He managed to forgive the driver who had hit him – an accomplishment that few of us would be able to achieve. Because of his strong spirit, David was able to begin the arduous healing process.
He attended physical therapy, followed his doctor’s advice, and did everything he could to regain his mobility. Just when it seemed like all of his effort was in vain, David’s prayers were answered.
“I’m in bed one night, and I see my foot move, just a little,” the man explained. “Within the next two-three months, I had a lot of improvement. And that continues to today, really. I don’t take anything for granted.”
With this little bit of progress under his belt, David entered into a mindset of hope. Then, something even better happened. An old friend reached out to him to let him know that he was not alone.
This friend was Christie, the love of David’s life. She supported David and constantly supplied him with new hope. The two are now happily married, and they can’t imagine life without each other.
“Life is so much fun with him,” Christie says of her loving husband. It is clear by the way she looks at him that she is completely in love.
Now that his life was almost back on track, David found that his heart was still pulling him toward music. He took a chance and auditioned for American Idol. If his story wasn’t enough to win over the judges, his singing certainly was.
The singer performed “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder, and with his beautiful voice he proved that nothing could stop him from accomplishing his dreams.
David expertly strummed his guitar as he sang to the judges. His wife watched proudly as his angelic voice filled the room. No one could deny this man’s incredible talent.
David has had to overcome some extraordinary obstacles to get to where he is now, and his story is an inspiration to all of us. When someone has their heart set on a goal, nothing can stand in their way.
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Posted by American Idol on Monday, March 12, 2018