As a young child, renowned singer Andrea Bocelli suffered from congenital glaucoma, the UK’s Daily Express reports.
When he was 5 years old, his mother discovered that the only way to comfort him was to play classical music. He learned to read music using Braille.
In his 2016 his autobiography, The Music of Silence, was made into a film of the same name. “The film explored the relationship between sight and sound, and how Andrea found fame when renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti heard him sing, and took him on tour,” the Express reports.
Now, in honor of his 40th birthday, Andrea has posted on his Facebook page asking his fans to donate to the foundation he has established for children in Haiti. You can learn more or donate here.