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Iowa teen to host benefit concert with the help of a celebrity

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An area teenager is putting on a benefit concert for people living with disabilities and he'll have some help from a celebrity.

Nick Johnson, a senior at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School, lives with Cerebral palsy. On Sunday, he's putting on a benefit concert with the help of Mandy Harvey who, in 2015, was a finalist on "America's Got Talent."

Harvey is a jazz singer and is deaf.

The two became friends years ago at a No Barriers Summit, which the concert will directly benefit.

For Johnson, he said No Barriers had a significant impact on his life.

"Their slogan is what's within you is stronger than what's in your way and that's just in the back of my head, anytime, even something minor comes up," he said.

The concert will take place on April 22 at 7 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church in Marion. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will go to benefit No Barriers.

Tickets can be bought here.

No Barriers is an organization that empowers people living with disabilities to break through barriers through life-changing experiences. For Johnson, one of his greatest triumphs was rock climbing during a summit.

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