July 19, 2010

America’s Got Talent – Christina & Ali

As you all know, I get quite a bit of inspiration for my hairstyles from TV, movies, magazines, etc. So far this year, such shows as Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and America’s Got Talent have provided some great hairdoing inspiration.

I am not sure how many of you are watching America’s Got Talent this season, but there is a very inspirational story there about two young girls (Christina, age 20, and Ali, age 13) who are overcoming the odds of Cystic Fibrosis, a deadly lung disease, to become very talented singers. Their backstory is quite emotional,¬†as by the time I ended the segment, I was crying and¬†emotionally blown away by their performance!

Now… are Christina and Ali the most talented singers ever on the show??? Very likely not, but for these girls to become as talented as they are when doctors told them they would never be able to sing… they have overcome tremendous odds!!!

This is a fabulous family, which is very close knit and supportive of eachother. Their father is a county commissioner and mom is very musical. Both the parents and the children are active in their community and religion. The family has already lost one sibling to CF, and the four remaining siblings each continue to battle this disease every day knowing that death is just around the corner! What an amazing awareness these girls are bringing to the rest of us, of overcoming insurmountable odds to reach your dreams!

If any of your are looking for an inspirational vote during this season’s episodes, please feel free to call in and vote for Cristina and Ali (and spread the word)! Episodes air on NBC Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9/8c.

Here is the really cool kicker… these girls are part of my husband’s family (cousins)!

Happy Hairdoing!

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  • Rebekah

    I don’t think that you will ever understand how much this post means to me!! I saw this video about a year ago, probably the same time that I stumbled across your channel. It constantly has me in tears, and reminds me that I should never take my talents in singing and playing the French Horn for granted. We live in a world of modern medical miracles, and living with Cystic Fibrosis is slowly, slowly getting a little easier- but we are still so far from where we wish that we were!! As a sufferer from this genetic disorder, I am so grateful that you posted this video and and blog post, just like I am super grateful for your support. It seriously means the world!! Thank you for all that you do! :)

  • tayma

    thy are realy lovly and sweet thy made me cry realy thy deserv it

  • Nicki

    omg amazing job way to go girls!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://mariskaAnderson.com Melynda

    They did such a good job. Funny they are my 3rd cousins. lol Small weird.

  • Becki

    These girls live in my hometown. Very cool!!

  • http://bewoserinarkansas.blogspot.com Alissa

    What an incredible story and miracle!! I’m so glad you posted this!!

  • http://birdbusiness.blogspot.com Kori

    I’m so glad you posted this! What amazing girls. I wish them all the luck and hope they go far! I love this story and can’t wait to show my friend, who has 2 boys with CF.

  • http://dreamweaverhairdesign.blogspot.com Janalynn

    W.O.W.!!!Absolutely amazing and inspirational! I am going to link to this on my blog if that’s okay? You can tell this family is very close and awesome!

  • http://thecrazynessthatisme.blogspot.com/ Angela

    What sweet girls. I wish them all the best. Sorry I can’t vote from NZ but I am sure these girls will go far

  • Christina

    And they are from my community!! So yes, go give them some votes!!!

  • Leia

    What a sweet story. I really liked seeing that! Good luck to them in the competition and with their health!

  • Becky

    WOW!!! They are amazing! Oh geesh, they made me cry….