After Years of Being Told She Had Brain Damage, Susan Boyle Finally Got the Correct DiagnosisAllison Espiritu
Before autism became more widely known and diagnosed, many people—especially those on the “milder” end of the spectrum—fell under the radar and went without a diagnosis.
And Susan Boyle, the woman who became an overnight sensation after her chilling rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, is one of them.
Boyle was told her whole life that she had minor brain damage — but she finally learned the truth after years of incorrect diagnoses. At the age of 52, doctors told her that she has Asperger’s Syndrome.
Even after she got the correct diagnosis, she said it would not make a difference in her life. It would just be a condition she would learn to live and work with.
Susan Boyle is living proof that you can do anything you put your mind and heart into.