11-Year-Old Boy, Who Was Bullied For Losing His Hair To Cancer, Stuns People With His Amazing Talent On AGT
September 10, 2019 12:48
Tyler Butler-Figueroa is an 11-year-old violinist on America’s Got Talent, whose cover of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ earned him Simon Cowell’s coveted Golden Buzzer.
Cancer survivor with amazing talent
Hailing from North Carolina, Tyler was bullied by classmates after being diagnosed with leukaemia aged just four and a half.
His mother, Kisua, said:
“One day, Tyler saw a flyer at his school and it said, ‘After school programme – free violin lessons.’ He said, ‘Mom, I want to do it.’ But no one in our family plays an instrument… and the violin?!
“Once he started that class, it was like a sunshine. He was just full of energy and happy. I was like, ‘I’ve got my son back.’”