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Sunday, September 11, 2011

CHRIS MEDINA IS A TRUE INSPIRATION

As may know if you have been a follower of mine for a while now that you know that I am into Motivation and Inspiration. I like to share it with others because you never know when it will make someones day. I hope to be an inspiration to others in some way shape or form, but I also have very many people that inspire me. If I listed them all I would be here typing for a very very long time, and the post would go on forever. Many people have touched my life, and many more will as I am inspired by new people all the time.

Today I was on facebook and I seen someone post a video of Chris Medina singing a beautiful song. If you don't know Chris, he was an American Idol 2011 contestant whose fiance got into an accident that gave her a traumatic brain injury just before their wedding. His story was inspirational, he is an amazing young man. Even if you don't watch American Idol you will enjoy and be inspired by his story. I remembered who he was right away when I seen the post on facebook. Yes my daughter is a huge fan of the show, so usually as family we do watch it.

I was glad to see the post today because I never knew what happened to him after he was off the show. You might think that is strange because from what I understand he has been on TV since. Sorry I really don't watch that much television. I listened to his beautiful song and then did a little research on you tube. I figured it would be the best place since he is a singer, and was on a very popular television show. It didn't take long to find him.

First watch the episode of the American Idol Show so you can see where his story began. Even if you remember seeing the show, watch it again for a reminder.

What a moving story. Doesn't that story inspire you? I know it did me. Chris's love for his fiance Juliana is amazing, and he is an upstanding young man. Let's be honest, a lot of people would of not stayed together after the accident. Things would of changed, things would be hard, and it could pull a couple apart. Not Chris, he knew Juliana was the one before the accident and he knew she still was. Just because things are different and hard doesn't mean he's going to run away from them. To me that is inspiring!

Even though Chris didn't make through the top 24 on American Idol he still took it with much appreciation just for getting that far in the show. He was there for Juliana. Even though he took it well, American Idol host Jennifer Lopez had a hard time with it. You know that he inspired her as well. Here is a clip from the show telling him he didn't make it and how it really upset Jennifer.

As you seen from this video it really effected Jennifer., and why wouldn't it Chris is an amazing man.

Here is a video Chris wrote for Juliana will she was recovering in the hospital after her accident. You can see how talented he is and the love he has for her.

As for the video I was talking about earlier that I saw from facebook, is Chris singing a most beautiful song about his fiance Juliana. It seems he also inspired song writer Rodney Jerkins. Jerkins wrote the song for him after seeing Chris's audition on American Idol.
Here is his heartfelt song about staying with her. (Buy on iTunes)
Wasn't that beautiful?

Chris is a true inspiration. To help Juliana please go to http://laurusfoundation.org/help-juliana-ramos.php

I just want to say I wish Chris Medina and Juliana Ramos all the best. I will continue to pray that she keeps recovering, and hope a miracle come there way. You both are an inspiration for your courage, strength and love for one another.  

I hope you enjoyed this post. Take care and blessings always!

3 comments:

  1. I just the videos and was tearing up at the story. I don't watch American Idol and never heard about this man or his story before. He has a lot of maturity for his age to have stuck by his fiance and continue to care for her. He really understands the meaning of marriage and I hope they are able to make that commitment one day. Thanks for sharing this touching story!
    Sarah @ made in usa challenge

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  2. Thanks for finding me on the blog hop. I hadn't heard about this story either. He is a great man! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks so much for letting me join in. HOPE you have a great week!

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