I had just celebrated my birthday when my brother-in-law, Tom, rang me up on the phone and said..."Can you perform a Ashley's Musik Kidsk concert at the D.F. Blind School in Kolkata (Calcutta) India?” Seven days later after FedExing birth certificates, passports, visas, and high tech stress and excitement, I was on a plane going across the world to Kolkata (Calcutta) India!
My sister, Mary Jo and her husband Tom, were giving me the chance of a lifetime that has changed my life forever. My hope is that by reading my story, the Starfish Story, and watching "The boy in the window" slide show, and looking over our picture gallery, you too, will be inspired by what these young American teens are doing to help other children across the world.
You may want to get involved yourselves by contributing your time or financial aid to the D.F. Blind School, to help get the children off the streets and into a healthy environment where they too can have a chance at life, or you and your family may get inspired to do something here in America in your own backyard! Whatever the case may be I want to share my story with you, as to what so inspired me to get passionately involved.