For many, making music is more than just a hobby. It's therapeutic and a way to express emotions and thoughts too difficult to say with words alone.
Such is the case for father Jayce Correia. Eight years ago, the songwriter became a father to a baby boy named Jared, who is disabled.
After suffering a stroke in utero, Jared was born with epilepsy, cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. The devastating mix of conditions left the child blind, mute and physically disabled.
One morning, while waiting for the school bus with Jared, Correia was struck with inspiration and penned a rap song celebrating his son's incredible strength and courage.
According to Correia, Jared “loved his song."
He might not be able to see, or comprehend much, but boy can he hear and feel a rhythm.
Jared isn't the only one struck by the song. A video of the tune, shared to Facebook, immediately went viral. Many parents facing similar struggles reached out to thank the father for sharing the heartfelt anthem.
Anyone who is part of a special needs family knows the struggles and the blessing that come with it. I want people to know that they are not alone. Those feelings of frustration are normal…. Life is not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can be hit and keep on going.
Though the song is about Jared's condition, it shares a message of positivity and inner strength that anyone can relate to, and it's incredibly inspiring.
Listen to the wonderfully heartfelt song up top.