Medical Miracle: Teen Singer Now Able To Use Voice

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A Raceland teen who was born with a cleft palate is now doing what doctors said would not be possible.  He’s singing and performing.

Listening to Cameron Richard, you would never guess that he almost could not sing.

“When I was a baby I had many different surgeries.  I had a cleft palate,” he said.

Doctors told his family he would have major speech problems and would need speech therapy.  Singing would be out of the question.

“I was never supposed to be able to sing,”  he said.

His family took him to Ochsner, where he underwent craniofacial surgery.  Now because of it the world can hears his amazing voice.

“I’m so happy.  I really love to sing,”  Richard said.

At 13-years-old he’s singing in a big way.  Cameron’s an up and coming artist whose growing a fan base at local festivals and on You Tube.  He’s opening up for larger acts like “The Ready Set”.

“It gives you the courage if you do have a disability, you can overcome it,” the teen said.

This upcoming Saturday on November 2nd he will be performing at The Civic Theater.  He will be opening up for “The Ready Set”.   Tickets are $20.

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