Melody Gardot is a truly talented young woman. She is an American girl who had been hit by a car at the tender age of 19. She was riding her bicycle and took a hard hit to her head when a driver ran a red light in his Jeep Cherokee. Her pelvis was shattered in two places and spinal injuries meant she was in hospital on her back for a year.
Melody had to re-learn how to do simple things such as brushing her teeth and walking and to this day she needs a cane to walk. When performing, Melody sits on a special chair. Besides that, she also became sensitive to both light and sound and has to wear dark glasses.
Prior to the accident, Melody had been known to play piano a little. Yet, resulting from the accident, Melody could not sit, stand or walk right away. So, she lay in her bed and took up the guitar as a way to continue on the musical path. Now she writes, composes and plays so many lovely tunes.
We all know music is the Universal language right? But, it is also wonderful for the soul..and well, Melody sure does sing lovely! What a wonderful way to turn such a negative event into a positive one.
A very short advertising clip of Melody can be seen HERE. She is just sublime!