Bey loves her fans
Queen Bey met superfan Timmy Kelly for the first time when he was 13 backstage at the Grammy Awards. Timmy almost brought Beyonce to tears when he sang her hit “Irreplaceable”, and she has remembered him ever since. After finding out that the now 18 year-old Timmy had graduated from high school and has been accepted to college, Bey has written an open letter congratulating him on his incredible achievements.
In an open letter, Beyonce relives her first encounter with the disabled boy:
THE FIRST TIME I MET TIMMY KELLY WAS IN 2007, BACKSTAGE AT THE GRAMMYS. HE WAS ONLY 13 AND HE TOUCHED MY HEART WITH HIS VOICE AND HIS LOVE OF MUSIC AND LIFE.
HE IS 18 NOW AND HE’S JUST GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL – I’M SO PROUD OF HIM!
Although he was born with a disability, Timmy did not let it get in the way of accomplishing his many dreams and goals. Beyonce wrote:
TIMMY WAS BORN BLIND, AND WITH CEREBRAL PALSY. BUT THIS NEVER SLOWED HIM DOWN – HE HAS PROVEN TO EVERYONE, THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND WORK HARD.
IN PHILADELPHIA, HE’S KNOWN AS THE GOOD LUCK CHARM TO THE EAGLES AND WHENEVER HE SINGS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BEFORE A GAME THEY ALWAYS WIN.
HIS STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION IS AN INSPIRATION.
A recent graduate of Lower Moreland High School in Huntingdon Valley, PA, the determined teenager has plans on continuing his education. Beyonce continued:
TIMMY WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO THE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S BOYER COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DANCE.
This is absolutely inspiring, we salute Timmy and his efforts on continuing his education. We are proud of Timmy! Keep up the good work and know that anything is possible.