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Rachel Payne - Teen living with Asperger's - Sings Miley's "The Climb"

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Published on Mar 20, 2011

Rachel Payne is a teenager living with Asperger Syndrome - often considered a high functioning form of autism.

Singer-Songwriter, Joe Iadanza, was asked to perform the song with Rachel during his performance at a Long Island concert to benefit The Mosaic School where she is a student. Joe worked with Rachel over a two week period to rehearse this cover of "The Climb".

This song, popularized by Miley Cyrus, is a favorite of Rachel's. She sings and dedicates it here to all of her teachers, fellow students, and people living with Autism.

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Comments • 9

Scot Campbell
that's pretty! 
Renn Li
you're awesome, you sing fantastic!
ferraro513
good job rachel you sound better than miley Noah 
ferraro513
Rachel you sound amazing I wish you much success =D Coll
melissa densmore
wow u have a great voice and i have to tell u you sing it a lot better then and singer who sing this.. 
Tom Ryan
You were wonderful! You sang that song with so much feeling and your voice is lovely. Keep on going, no matter what!! Tom Ryan
the_schwartz
hey Rachel, it's Katy from chorus. this literally just gave me chills. you are an amazing singer (which i already knew b/c you keep me on my game at chorus) and you should be proud of your achievements. this was a very brave and very beautiful thing to do. see you soon!
Joey Miller
Very beautiful... You should be very proud of your talent
fairygothmom74
Rachel, you are amazing. :) My family has been lucky enough to hear you with GSNC Chorus over the past couple of years, but this is the first time I've heard you solo and now I understand what your mom is always going on about. I would love to see a recording of you performing Charlotte Church. 
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