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Man with Cerebral palsy has a Wonder-ful goal with his Tribute Song to Stevie Wonder

People Inc. Encourages Public to Share Video through Social Media

Jason Smith has a passion for music. He loves how music helps him express emotions and how it inspires. One particular musician who has inspired Smith is Stevie Wonder. So much so that Smith created a tribute song and video for him called, “I Wonder.” In his tribute song to Wonder, Smith sings, “Cause you’ve taught us there’s a little bit of ‘wonder’ in all of us.”

A resident of Orchard Park, Smith, 46, born with a mild intellectual disability and Cerebral palsy, receives residential and support services from People Inc., Western New York’s leading health and human services agency assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs lead more independent lives.

Smith wants others to know how much Wonder has inspired him. In anticipation of the “Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life Performance” on November 19, at First Niagara Center, Smith got creative and with help from his People Inc. Quality Life Coach Gary Spears, created a tribute song and video for his idol. The video can be seen on the People Inc. Facebook page.

In an effort to bring attention to performers who have been an inspiration, in particular Wonder, Smith is asking for help from the community. He is aiming for 200 shares of his tribute video through social media.

Like Wonder, Smith proves that there are no barriers for people with disabilities. “Stevie has a disability. I have a disability, but it does not hold me back,” said Smith.

Through a generous donation by Live Nation, Smith and three of his loved ones will attend the upcoming Stevie Wonder concert.

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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