The Helen Keller of music.

He was born with blindness, autism and Addison’s Disease. Do you think all of that has slowed down Kodi Lee?

The season 14 winner of “America’s Got Talent” comes to Alabama on Thursday, February 29, at Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham.

It is sponsored by Disability Rights & Resources and is a fundraiser.

You might be surprised by what you will see and hear at the Kodi Lee event. Each of his appearances is different. 

Will he sing?  Yes.

Will he play the piano? If they have one there, yes.

Will he tell the story of his struggle toward success? Yes, but he tells different parts of it each time – all inspiring.

Will he do some exhibitions of his abilities as an autistic savant?  You will have to come and see.

Here is your invitation from Disability Rights & Resources:

Join us for a heartwarming and remarkable performance by Kodi Lee on Thursday, Feb. 29, at Boutwell Auditorium! This musical prodigy and Season 14 America's Got Talent winner and Golden Buzzer recipient is coming to share his musical talents with you, Birmingham! Born with autism and blindness, Kodi's story and pure talent have captured people's hearts worldwide, and his Birmingham performance promises to be an unforgettable evening! Get your tickets NOW at!

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Kodi Lee is now a 27-year-old singer-songwriter, pianist and musical savant. At 22, he won the 14th season of “America’s Got Talent.”

His AGT audition continues to be one of the most-watched archives of a TV appearance. As of 2023, it had been viewed over 300 million times.

Now, you can watch Kodi Lee’s difference-making audition:

Kodi Lee was born to a Korean father and an Indonesian-American mother in Temecula, Calif. He has lived with optic nerve hypoplasia, causing him to become legally blind. He was also diagnosed with autism and Addison’s disease at an early age.

Kodi Lee and his network of supporters believe that every affliction that is commonly called a “disability” carries with it the seeds of an equal or greater ability.

He is considered a savant, meaning a person with a developmental disorder that manifests into profound ability and talent.

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There used to be a term in the medical community – “severely and profoundly disabled.” That terminology is obsolete. In Kodi Lee’s case, the conditions that he has have manifested themselves in other ways, and he can do things that a “normal” person cannot. What things? Come on February 29th and see for yourself.

Kodi Lee continues to perform in America’s Got Talent events for previous winners.

He is currently participating in “America's Got Talent: Fantasy League.”

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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The surest way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

- Thomas Edison, hearing impaired.

Jim Zeigler is a former Alabama Public Service Commissioner and State Auditor. You can reach him for comments at

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