13-Yr-Old Doesn’t Let Rare Disability Hold Her Back – She ‘Blows Away’ the Judges

When life deals you a bad hand, you can either whine about it being unfair, or you can so the wiser thing and make the most of it. The young lady in the following video, 13-year-old Rion Paige, came to audition for The X Factor. She was born with a very rare condition called arthrogryposis multiplex congentia, which left her wrists permanently twisted in one position, and she is almost permanently blind in her right eye.

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a rare disorder that affects the musculoskeletal system. It is characterized by multiple joint contractures, which cause a decrease in range of motion and muscle weakness. AMC can be caused by a genetic defect or a problem with the development of the fetus due to the mother‘s health during pregnancy. Treatment for AMC may include physical and occupational therapy, medications, and surgery.

Despite her challenges, Rion had a very cheerful personality and didn’t seem to be too bothered by her condition. She chose to sing “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood, and right off the bat, she stunned the crowd. Simon Cowell, who is notoriously difficult to impress, even predicted that she could become something big like Underwood!

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