AZVA Teen Battles Childhood Illness to Become Piano Prodigy

Originally aired on KNXV ABC 15

He is a 16-year old boy from Chandler, and he is breaking many barriers in the world of music, even after spending much of his childhood years in and out of hospitals fighting a life-threatening illness.

Samuel Xu was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia when he was just four-years-old.  Xu described it as a rare but very serious blood disorder, where your bone marrow is basically damaged and cannot produce blood cells.


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