I’m Laurence Anthony De Guzman, Grassroots Ambassador for Tolerance, Resilience & Happiness. I am also proud to be The Emirates Autism Awareness Ambassador. I was born and raised in the UAE and at the age of two-and-a-half, I was diagnosed with function autism with speech delay. I haven’t let that stop me. I love playing the piano and singing and I am lucky to have a rare musical talent. I am ‘pitch perfect’ and have performed at public gatherings throughout the UAE. I am determined to succeed as a musician and I am happy to say that through music, I was able to find my place in the society. Recently, I performed with my sister, Charlene, in front of thousands of people for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games, a sporting event for people of determination, which was held in March 2019 in Abu Dhabi.