Travis Barker just lately drummed up enterprise for a younger fan’s lemonade stand in Los Angeles. On Aug. 18, the Blink-182 drummer visited the Dream Machine Basis to shock Grayson Roberts, a 9-year-old blind drummer, at his Limitless Lemonade stand. Roberts based the stand within the hopes of elevating sufficient cash to attain his dream of touring the world whereas he nonetheless has some imaginative and prescient left in his remaining eye. “What’s up, Grayson? How are you?” Barker stated as he approached the stand and dropped a beneficiant donation within the tip jar. “Nice to meet you. I brought you some drumsticks.”
“I feel so blessed I got to be a special part of this.”
After introducing himself to Roberts, the daddy of three additionally agreed to an impromptu jam session with the elementary schooler. “Do you want to sing or play drums?” he requested Roberts earlier than they hopped on stage to carry out “Street Fight” by Adam Jensen in entrance of a cheering crowd. “I feel so blessed I got to be a special part of this,” Roberts wrote on his Instagram Tales. “Thank you @wanderingfurther for making this all possible.”
The candy second was made potential because of entrepreneur and music supervisor Charlie Rocket, who encountered Roberts’s lemonade stand on the road and determined to assist him convey in additional prospects. “I’ve always been very passionate about finding ways to get good news to spread faster than bad news,” Rocket wrote on his IGS. “The only way to fight darkness is with light!” Because of the efficiency, a whole lot of followers stopped by the stand to donate to Roberts’s trigger.
On his Instagram account, Roberts shared extra in regards to the congenital dysfunction that resulted in his imaginative and prescient loss and the inspiration behind his Limitless Lemonade stand. “My name is Grayson. I was born with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome which is an eye disorder, although it can also affect other parts of the body,” he wrote in 2019. “[It] is characterized by abnormalities of the front part of the eye. For me, it left me with Glaucoma (eye pressure) and Aniridia (no iris). I’ve had 32 surgeries and 5 cornea transplants to help save some of my vision.”
The 9-year-old added that he is grateful for the alternatives he is been given and he hasn’t let his imaginative and prescient loss have an effect on his happiness. “Everyday with even a fraction of sight is an opportunity for me to connect with my surroundings. I don’t let my limited vision stop me. I’m funny, happy, love to sing and make music, travel, learning and I believe I can do anything. I was served lemons but I choose to make lemonade everyday because everyday has sweet sunshine. Thanks for following me and joining me in my journey.”
The jam session comes only one month after Barker and Kourtney Kardashian introduced they’re anticipating their first youngster collectively. Forward, see Barker and Roberts’s efficiency, and take a look at the 9-year-old’s drumming expertise at his college expertise present.