|A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives |
How can an 11-year-old boy hear a Mozart fantasy for the first time and play it back note-for-note perfectly--but struggle to navigate the familiar surroundings of his own home? Welcome to the inspiring life of Rex Lewis, a boy who is not only blind and autistic, but who also happens to be a musical savant.
Cathleen Lewis says her son's heartfelt laughter is the single most joyous sound anyone could hear, but his tortured aversion to touch and sound breaks her heart -- and has caused her to wonder what God had in mind. Cathleen has dedicated her life to helping Rex enjoy life and reach his full potential, regardless of the challenges they must face along the way. Today she tours the country with her son as he plays his incredible music and she tells the beautful story of his life and talent. Rex Lewis and his mom have been profiled (twice) on "60 Minutes" as well as in a BBC documentary.