Creative Person of the Week

12 Nov

This amazing creative person needs no introduction or sharing of his life story (he continues to make history) but he must be mentioned:

 

Stevie Wonder – (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris), is a world renowned, American singer- songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Blind from infancy, Wonder signed with Motown Records as a pre-adolescent at age twelve, and continues to perform and record for the label to this day. It is thought that he received excessive oxygen in his incubator which led to retinopathy of prematurity, a destructive ocular disorder affecting the retina, characterized by abnormal growth of blood vessels, scarring, and sometimes retinal detachment.

Amongst Stevie Wonder’s numerous accomplishments and awards, on December 4, 2009, he was named as United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Excerpt taken from: http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/famous-blind.shtml#ixzz1dR7UNsut

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