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9-year old guitar prodigy losing his sight hosts fundraiser for the blind

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 00:49:22-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — A 9-year-old Lake Worth Beach boy is proving that his disability won't stop him from his passion.

Miles Hoyt was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at just 6-years old. It’s a pediatric form of macular degeneration where his eyesight degrades each year to where he will lose most of his sight.

WPTV first met Miles last summer. His condition with sight has since worsened.

“My eyes have been going downhill a lot in the past year,” he said.

But he also happens to be a prodigy at the guitar and has worked hard to learn every note through feeling.

“Don’t let your disabilities stop you,” he said. “I don’t need to look because I got my ears!”

On Saturday, he's hosting a fundraiser for the program helping him through his journey, the Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches.

He's planning a concert with other musicians. Take a listen to his incredible skill:

The "Smiles for Miles" fundraiser is Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Rudy's Pub in Lake Worth. Families and children are welcome. Click here to learn more.