04/21/13 - 10:56am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — On the day his dream came true, Jordan Smith enthusiastically did a little jerky dance, his star-adorned cane helping him balance.
“I walk in three-quarter time,” he tells a dozen of his students during the A Positive Note music class at Colorado Springs Conservatory that he created for those with disabilities.
The students clap, whoop and call out “Yea for Mr. Jordy!”
Smith, 25, who is paralyzed on the right side, wants to show his students what is possible with music.
“Music saved my life,” he says matter of factly.