Flame musicians overcome odds, exceed expectations

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (March 20, 2018) When Michelle King was 3, her mother knew she had a special talent. Michelle would run up on stage where her mom worked and sing into a microphone. At the time, she didn’t speak, except to repeat words. A doctor diagnosed her as autistic and intellectually disabled. He told her mom not to expect too much, that Michelle might never be able to have conversations.

Nobody expected much of David LaGrange, either. When he was 14, his counselor at the New York School for the Blind told him his dreams were too big and he needed to face reality — he would never be in a band.

Good thing they didn’t listen!

Today David and Michelle, founding members of the band Flame, travel around the word, spreading hope and inspiration through their music. Flame performed at the 2010 Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon and was so popular, we invited them back for our 30th anniversary celebration.

Join us on Tuesday, March 27 for Flame’s Encore performance at The Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon, hosted by WNDU-TV news anchor Maureen McFadden. Be inspired by Michelle, David, Scott, Andrew, Aislinn, Adrienne, Nick, Shawn, Debbie and Karl.

Each has an incredible story.
Each has an incredible talent.
Together, they bring the party!

 About LOGAN

LOGAN, based in South Bend, Indiana, is a not-for-profit organization offering resources and opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they, and their families, may achieve their desired quality of life. Since 1950, LOGAN has reached out to friends and families with help and hope through advocacy, resources and services. For more information, visit www.LoganCenter.org

About Flame

Based in Gloversville, New York, Flame’s mission is to change the world through music. The 10 musicians of Flame have disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, blindness and paralysis, but that doesn’t hold them back. They do what they love and change the world along the way. They inspire people with disabilities and give hope to them and their families – hope that they can do great things and live a fun and fulfilling life. Flame’s performances help change how the public perceives people with disabilities and increase the awareness and acceptance of all people, regardless of their differences. To learn more about Flame, visit www.flametheband.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Nancy Miller
Director of Marking and Communications
LOGAN
(Office) 574-289-4831
(Cell) 574-849-0738
nmiller@logancenter.org