Iselin teen to sing ‘God Bless America’ at Harlem Globetrotters game
A Middlesex County middle schooler with an incurable bone disease says he was surprised to learn that he would be performing at a Harlem Globetrotters game in the near future.
Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin was at Iselin Middle School Monday to talk to the students about the team's "CHEER for Character program."
That's when McClurkin surprised 13-year-old Sparsh Shah by inviting him to sing "God Bless America" at one of the team's upcoming games at Madison Square Garden.
Shah was born with the illness but says that he hasn't let those challenges stop him from following his love of music.
"I just want to show everyone with my performance that no matter what happens in your life you can never give up," Shah says.
"He has the most positive outlook on life that I have ever met in one man his age," says McClurkin. "He's ahead of his years as far as that goes."
Shah has written 13 songs and he has created several viral videos featuring his singing.