James Hobley was diagnosed with autism as a child. Growing up, he wore orthopedic boots and splints on the backs of his legs to help him walk, due to his inclination to walk on his tiptoes.
One day, his mother got a flyer in the mail about a dance activity for kids, and she decided to take James. He immediately fell in love with the freedom he felt while dancing.
After a couple months of dancing, James felt his tendons start to loosen up, and he stopped wearing his special footwear. About three years after that, he auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent — and floored the audience!
Watch this stunning 11-year-old perform in front of the judges on Britain’s Got Talent. It’s amazing!
Want to see more incredible talent?
Martin Finn may have nonverbal autism, but he can sing like an angel. Watch one of his stunning performances here!
C. Dixon likes to read, sing, eat, drink, write, and other verbs. She enjoys cavorting around the country to visit loved ones and experience new places, but especially likes to be at home with her husband, son, and dog.