Blind teen commits life to helping others

Luke Putney gives guitar to kid with cancer Luke Putney gives guitar to kid with cancer - Image Credit: 11alive.com

Who ever said the blind cannot be visionaries?  Luke Putney is blind and only in his teens, but he has quite a vision for helping others.

"I started going blind in third and fourth grade," Luke said. "I had brain surgery in fifth grade and again in 8th grade."

As an escape from his difficult times, he started learning bass guitar.

"Music has helped me get through," Luke said. "God has helped me get through, and just recently, wrestling has helped me get though."

His doctors advised otherwise, but he kept wresting.  Luke would ask people to pledge money for every match that he won.  He took the first $4,700 and he donated it to a community in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan who used it to build a well.

"If someone without sight can do something like building a well in Africa, they could believe in themselves to do what they're doing," Luke said.

He also still jams out on his bass guitar.  Luke focused his bass guitar skills to create a music therapy program in the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

"It gives me a focus on other people and other problems in the world," he said. "I can stop focusing on what my problems are and start helping other people."

This is really amazing insight from an 18 year old.  We at Good World News are looking forward to seeing all of your continued accomplishments Luke!  Keep it up :)


Peace & Love,
Jon
The Good World News

Last modified onSunday, 09 July 2017 02:31
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