This Little Boy's Cover Song Talent Will Fill Your Heart With Gladness


Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 2.53.35 PM A little boy with a sweet voice and sweeter smile is strumming and singing his way into our hearts.

In the video below, 6-year-old Giovanni Armando Hamilton sings Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately,” a song Rod Stewart famously covered. The clip shows just one of Giovanni’s many performances often posted to his Facebook page, “Schwartz Jampel Syndrome and Our Son.”

Giovanni lives with Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by muscle weakness and stiffness, abnormal bone development and growth delays. His family created his Facebook page and YouTube channel to connect families affected by the condition and educate anyone who’s never heard of it.

“When a person watches a video of Giovanni’s, I want them to see how strong he is. I want them to see him for who he is and not just see his wheelchair,” his mom, Shannon Algarin, told The Mighty in a Facebook message. “No matter how much pain Giovanni has, he’s always joking and smiling. Laughter truly is the best medicine and distraction for him.”

Watch Giovanni sing “Have I Told You Lately” in the video below, and visit his YouTube page for more performances.

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