4-Year-Old Minneapolis Boy With Autism Says First Words Thanks to Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road"

It's a tiny miracle

June 5, 2019
Lil Nas X Old Town Road

Sheltta Brundidge via Twitter

I'd like to introduce you to my radio sister, Sheletta; she works for our sister station, WCCO 830, she's one of the hosts of the Two Haute Mamas podcast and she's one of the most inspirational and empowering women I've ever met. 

You'd think that working with her, I would know a lot about her, but I don't; so it was a complete surprise to me when I found out, in the most heartwarming way, that she has a 4-year-old son with autism. 

Yesterday, on Twitter, Sheletta shared a video of her son Daniel, who's non-verbal, singing Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road."  With joy and gratitude, she explained that her baby's autism breakthrough came after hundreds of hours of therapy and special needs classes, where they started playing the song during his sessions. 

Sheletta is sharing her message in hopes of encouraging and inspiring other parents who have kids with special needs, and she hopes that you'll do the same. If you or someone you know has a child with autism, share this with them and show them the power of music; perhaps playing "Old Town Road" is exactly what they need for their own tiny miracle.