While overseas volunteering for Texas based Child Legacy International Hospital in Malawi, several Texans discovered a young 17 year old boy with connections to CLI, that had taught himself to play piano by watching small iPhone videos in a remote village. This self taught musician plays for his small village church and dreams of coming to America to attend a music school. Several music camps in the US have been approached and he now has a scholarship for a July 2019 summer program at a prestigious jazz festival on the east coast. This fund hopes to provide travel dollars and food for himself and a chaperone for this most incredible journey he hopes to take.
A short video is posted below to allow you to see what a beautiful spirit he has and how he shines when he plays! Thank you for anything you can do to make this young man's dream come true...LISTEN TO HIM SING ALSO at about 2 minutes into the video.
Patrick was discovered in the rural town of Msundwe in Malawi Africa...where there is a very special place that has been carved from the earth. A model of healthcare for Sub-Saharan Africa has been created and thriving for almost a decade by Child Legacy International. It's website explains all of the progress made for women and children in this rural part of the country. See the link to understand who is helping this young man move forward with his musical skills.
If you are a generous pianist or musical person, please consider giving a donation for this life changing trip from Malawi to the outskirts of NYC where this amazing young man has been accepted to attend a musical camp.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. CLI is a 4 STAR Charity Navigator organization of the highest standards and has received this recognition for 5 years running.