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Three-year-old toddler with rare disorder sings national anthem

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Three-year-old toddler with rare disorder sings national anthem

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jan 14, 2014

Angie Rodgers began a Facebook account for her now three-year-old toddler, Grace Anna Rodgers, after realizing her love of singing at a year and a half. "God's miracle Grace Anna has a gift for singing and bringing joy to others," states her Entertainer page. "Her story is a testament to His love." 

Intended for only Rodgers' friends and family, Grace Anna's videos have gone viral. 

Grace Anna was born with Conradi-Hunermann Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. "This disorder causes skeletal malformations, skin issues, cataracts, and stunted growth," reports People. "Amid Grace's numerous surgeries, including a spinal fusion, one activity that has helped the Rodgers family stay optimistic is singing." Rodgers sang to her daughter when she couldn't even hold her.

"It feels like we are getting a big hug from the world," Angie Rodgers said in an email to Today Moms. "If people knew how hard it was to get her here and the heartache we've experienced over the past five years, they would know why we feel honored they've chosen her to love."

Grab your tissues for an impassioned rendition of this mother-daughter duet of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

 

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.