A 43-year-old partially blind man from South Korea is inspiring other disabled people with the power of music, according to a story reported by The Korea Times.
Park Kyung-tae lost partial eyesight at the age of six in a childhood accident. This disability has affected his ability to read, and do most things that others take for granted.
Since then, Park has not let himself become hindered by his disablity, and instead taught himself to play flute from the Internet.
Park worked at a community center for disabled people, and then transferred to another organization where he continued to help those who, like himself, suffered disabilities.
But it was in 2014 that Park seems to have found his calling. Having built up the confidence to perform in front of people by playing live at a regular gig at a park, Park decided to start his own musical group for the blind that includes piano, saxophone, guitar players, as well as the ocarina, a flute-like instrument that Park learned to play.
Since then, members of the group perform at hospitals and nursing homes, bringing the power of music to those who need it the most.
“I was one of the lucky ones, what with all of the people and foundations that have helped me through,” said Park, according to The Korea Times reporters.
“It is time for me to pay back what I received.”