Musically gifted girl doesn’t let disability keep her from center stage

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A middle school student is blind is taking front and center stage in her school’s musical production of ‘Wizard of Oz.’

Holly Conner was born blind, but that’s not stopping her in her role of Glinda the Good Witch.

"Music is my thing, because I’m blind. Everything is audio," Holly said.

Holly’s mother, Katie Sears, said the first few years of her life were rough.

"She didn’t leave the house until she was three, she didn’t walk until she was three-and-a half, she would cry when we would take her out of the house because she didn’t know her environment, she was a very unsure, anxiety-ridden child," Sears said.

Holly always found comfort in music. She started playing the piano when she was just six-months-old.

Holly has what she calls “insta memory.” After hearing a song just once, she can recreate it perfectly.
Not to mention, she also has perfect pitch.

Sears said it is amazing to see her child performing on stage in front of an audience.

"I'm just happy that we are in an environment where she is accepted. I'm happy to be at a school where they look past the challenges that might come across when they are dealing with her," she said.

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