My name is Juan Carlos Alicea, but they call me JC. I was born on august 22, 1991 in Puerto Rico and because my lungs were not developed, I had to be on all sorts of equipment to help me breath. By the time I was 8 months old, the doctors told my mother I was blind. The doctors also told my mother that I was never going to make it but thanks to the support of my mother, family, and the lord, I can say that I’m alive!
On Saturday, April 12th, I was invited to ReachFest, a Christian music concert hosted by Reach-FM, which featured performances by MercyMe, Jamie Grace, Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole, and Citizen Way. My mother was nice enough to give me 2 tickets to see the entire show last Christmas, 1 for me, and the other for my brother. Among seeing the acts, I got an opportunity to meet/greet the artists who made the songs that we hear on the radio. That is when I was finally able to meet my idol, Jamie Grace, the singer behind the song “Fighter.”
When I went up to her, she asked me, “what’s your favorite song from me?” and I told her “Fighter is my favorite!” and she dedicated the song to me during the concert. I would like to give a shoutout to my friend Jamie Grace for helping me continue to keep on fighting. Thanks so much Jamie, you rock!