Write an article on Evelyn Glennie. Mention how she has inspired thousands of deaf children with her determination to overcome disability.

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- Evelyn Glennie is a world renowned percussionist.
- She has been profoundly deaf since the age of twelve.
- She has taught herself to play instruments, not by listening to them, but by feeling their vibrations through her feet and body.
- She feels the quality of a note by the reverberations she feels through her body.
- She has performed with world class orchestras and musicians.
- She has collaborated with many  musicians including Bjork, former Genesis guitarist Steve hackett, Bobby Mc Ferrin, etc.
- She has been bestowed with innumerable awards: Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, 1987; All Music Young Professional Musician of the Year, 1988; Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance for Bartoks Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, 1988; Royal Philharmonic Societys Charles Heidsieck Soloist of the Year Award, 1991; Best Classical Percussionist, etc.
- Her grit and determination to excel despite her disability have inspired millions worldwide.
- She has never treated her deafness as a disability: she exhibits that if there is drive and passion, the sky's the limit to our dreams and achievements.

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