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Beyonce Blind Fan Gets Thrill in Duet With Superstar (Video)

Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 05:50 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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Beyonce invited a young fan, who is blind and has other health complications, to sing with her during an Australian concert, leaving the girl beaming with happiness.

Perth Now reported the magic moment for 13-year-old Sophie Kotkis came about because her sister, Ellie, worked hard to show everyone how special her sister is. Kotkis is legally blind, and has muscle and hearing problems.

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“She’s never really been able to go to a concert due to logistical reasons so I made a video about Sophie,” sister Ellie told Perth Now. “Even with everything she’s been through, she’s been able to do so much. She raised over $1,000 for people with multiple sclerosis at the Runamuck. I put that all in the video and I just said that I think someone as amazing as Sophie deserves to meet someone as amazing as you.”

Beyonce and her team heard the plea and invited Kotkis to the concert. During the event, the singer asked Kotkis to introduce herself and then sing “to the left, to the left” with her, Perth Now said.

“It was so important for me because there’s been a lot of things in life that Sophie hasn’t been able to do, but she loves music, loves to dance and loves to sing and this was just something for me to show the world how amazing she is,” Ellie told Perth Now.

Beyonce’s music made the news recently in another uplifting video of a woman and her medical team dancing to “Get Bodied” before she went into surgery for a double mastectomy.

The video of Deborah Cohan and medical personnel dancing went viral, and on her CaringBridge page, Cohan hoped others would participate by sending video clips of themselves dancing to the Beyonce song.

On her page, Cohan wrote, “I have visions of a healing video montage. Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies. Are you with me people?”

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