Now, he is recognized as a rare pianist that is so pure in his soul. With his music deeply touches people's heart. His quantum leap development has stunned the worlds. But things were not smooth sailing for him from the start.
Nobuyuki Tsujii's story began after the second day he was born. While other babies drinking milk with looking by their mom with bright eyes. Nobu always closed his eyes. Nobu's mom was immediately brought him to the doctor as the condition still remain unchanged for few days.
He was diagnosed with severe brain damage.
Luckily, Nobu was brought in just in time. The surgery went smoothly and Nobu had a second chance in life.
"Sadly to say, his life will be different from the other kids. His brain functioning has been altered by the traumatic incident during birth. Hence will affect his cognitive processes related to learning." - Doctor
There is another unfortunate news that hit Nobu's parents, the brain damage has indirectly affected his sights nerve. He was permanently loss his eyesight...
"I was having depression when knowing about this and even thinking of suicide together. But when I look at his smile, the thought has been disappear. Even though the path hasn't been easy to walk, it has been filled with a lot of joy."
- Itsuko Tsujii, Mother of Nobuyuki
Hoping to give Nobu a normal childhood experience. Itsuko sent him to a normal preschool when he was 3. A few months later, she was politely asked to withdraw Nobu's enrollment.
"Nobu had a lot of meltdowns. He had a hard time with his learning and even unwilling to cooperate with the teacher. This has negatively impacted the whole class. I recommeded you delay Nobu's schooling or send him to a special school." - Ms. Kazumi, pre-school teacher
But Itsuko refused to give up on her son. She tried everything from signing him up for an expensive behaviour therapy program to hiring learning specialists, and speech therapy.
"One day, I was listened to the classical music to calm my mind. I noticed that Nobu was very sensitive against the sound. I was even surprised he could even differentiate the song by different pianist. I found out that he was interested in music, so I bought him a little toy piano. Within a short time, he could play every sound accurately even if I just show him once." - Itsuko
Itsuko's surprise doesn't stop there. Nobu was able to play "Do Re Mi" when she was humming along with it. And she found Nobuyuki playing the song by just hearing it!
"I was mesmerized he taught himself to play the piano. "So, I started enrolling him for piano lessons" -Itsuko
"Nobu is an extremely talented boy and such a pleasure to teach. He has a wonderful ear for music" -Mr. Kawakami
With bated breath, Itsuko watched Nobuyuki's musical abilities grow exponentially. At only 5, he passed the highest piano exam level with a Distinction. Astounded by this achievement, Itsuko let Nobu take the Harvard Music IQ Test. To everyone's disbelief, Nobuyuki's score was in the top 2%!
At age 7, Nobu won his first prize at the competition. He debuted with the Orchestra at 10. And has his first performance at a such BIG stage. This news caught the attention of one of the world's renowned neuroscientist professors Dr. David Jonathan
He was intrigued by how Nobu could make it this far despite his compromised disability. So, he decided to find out the reason further by flying to Japan and visit him. Initially, he suspected Nobu's music playing stimulated his brain abilities
But after a house visit. Dr. David was astonished to find the real culprit. It was the scent of Cedarwood. Itsuko loved the smell of Cedarwood and diffused it all over the house.
"Cedarwood is derived from the needles, leaves, bark, and berries of cedar trees. It is a cold-climate plant that thrives at high altitudes and can grow up to 100 feet tall. Cedarwood is known for its rich hue and warm, woody scent which has been characterized as warm, comforting, and sedative, thus naturally promoting stress relief."
"The Cedarwood oil's invigorating quality is known to improve cerebral activity. While its calming property is known to relax the body and the combination of these properties helps to enhance concentration while decreasing hyperactivity. Just imagine that you’re standing in a grove of cedar trees. How can you not feel peaceful when you sniff this scent."
Realizing its potential to help struggling people to gain a sharp mind and focus. Dr. David started working with his team to develop an enhanced solution.
Using the steam distillation method. Dr. David managed to extract the Cedarwood oil into its purest form. Creating an amplified formula that is 10 times more effective than the original.
He call it Cedartial™.
Nobu was quickly put on a clinical trial with Cedartial™. Amazingly, Dr. David found that just a week of exposure to Cedartial™. Increased Nobu's brain performance by 5%.
Nobu's upward progress continued to amaze everyone. At the age of 12, Nobu performed his own composition. And even made his overseas debut with performances in the United States, France, and Russia. Becoming one of the youngest pianists in the world. His mom was in tears!
"Nobu has surprised all of us through his life. He has come so far since his struggles as a little baby all thanks to Cedartial™. God has taken his eyes, but given him the physical endowment to encompass the greatest works of piano."
Despite becoming a musical star, Nobu remains down-to-earth
"I have my mom to thank for not giving up on me,
Music and Cedartial™ have brought me hope and I want to share it with the world.
I hope my story will help those who are needed." - Nobu
Thanks to Cedartial™
Nobu is now achieving greated heights than any ordinary kid.
Although he had a major setback earlier,
his genius looks destined for great things in years to come.
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