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Blind Teen With Cerebral Palsy Wows Crowd With Stirring National Anthem Rendition

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Rand Paul may have announced his plans to run for president on Tuesday, but his thunder was stolen with a teen with a powerful voice and an even bigger heart.

Eighteen-year-old Marlana VanHoose, who is blind and has cerebral palsy, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Kentucky’s Galt House Hotel where Paul announce his candidacy.

VanHoose’s performance left tongues wagging:

The Kentucky resident was born blind and later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Doctors thought she wouldn’t live longer than a year, but she has bucked the odds and used her voice in a variety of venues and has even been featured on ESPN.

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