Two Disabilities Pushing Young Woman to Inspire Others

November 23, 2017 05:40 PM

(ABC 6 News)--It's amazing seeing all the talent in the world and even in our own backyard. A woman from Rochester is sharing her talent, but she stands out in a different way.

As Cassie Hart plays the piano, a beautiful song begins to come from her mouth and her voice matched that. While many may be able to sing and play the piano very well, she stands out.


Cassie has autism, but not only that she's legally blind.

"The fact that I can put a smile on somebodies face and something that I'm actually able to do, that really makes me happy," said Cassie,

A smile that she may not see, but knows is there. Cassie was diagnosed blind at three-months-old and started singing at a young age.

"What drove me to actually want to do music is when I was like into Ozzy Osbourne and I went and seen him and inspired me to play guitar," said Cassie.

Now at 23-years-old, Cassie is a participant at PossAbilities and is blowing people away with her beautiful voice and talent.

"The first time I heard her sing we were at an outing, we were at a picnic and they had the radio and I think all of our mouths just dropped open. We couldn't believe the way she belted it out, we were like oh my god," Breanna Pettey, Direct Support Professional, PossAbilities.

Cassie hopes to one day sing for many other people.

"I want to sing for people that were like institutionalized, or in a hospital or nursing home,” said Cassie. 

"Not only is she very talented and inspirational, but she's got a good heart. She cares about everyone," said Pettey.

For those afraid to show their talent, whether you have a disability or not, Cassie has a message for you.

"Don't give up and do what you love. I know it's hard, but it will get better. I promise it will get better," said Cassie.

She has also been a part of the Eagle’s Cancer Telethon singing and playing piano for six or seven years. 


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