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"Believe in yourself and believe you can do it"

Posted at 7:21 PM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 19:22:41-05

Sujeet Desai, 36, is heading lead the way for those living with disabilities. 

Sujeet says nothing is impossible if you keep your mind to it. 

The Williamsville musician plays seven instruments. 

"I love playing for other people, bringing them happiness, inspiring and lots of love," Sujeet said. 

Sujeet has Down syndrome but he doesn't let that stop him from accomplishing his dreams.

Sujeet's dream is to perform at Carnegie Hall for a second time. He first performed there in 2015.

Sujeet says even he surprises himself with what he can accomplish. 

"Because I worked for it and I worked hard and I never gave up," he said.

Sujeet has shared his music and motivational speaking in more than 40 states and 15 countries.

He also recently earned a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. 

"I didn't even thought I could, but I did," Suj said.

Sindoor Desai, Sujeet's mother, says when Sujeet was born 36 years ago there was no inclusion. Her main concern as a mom was to keep her son happy and healthy. 

"One of the reasons I started all of this music is for health reasons," she said.

Desai says playing the violin is all repetition, which helps his memory and playing the clarinet improves his facial tone.

"All of it includes the socialization because they are exposed to the community," she said.

Sujeet lives by making it happen with determination and passion with one message: "believe in yourself and believe you can do it."

To learn more about Sujeet, click here.