Corey Bergman of The Ukulele Kids Club shared this very personal email that came through "contact" on their website. It brought tears to his eyes the first time he read it, but the next five times he smiled because this is what UKC dreams about.
Subject: Girl Scout Silver Award!
Hello! I'm ......and I am fourteen. When I was twelve, I got myself into serious trouble and ended up compressing L1 through L5 and fracturing S4. Along with that I had a left rooted hematoma and was stuck in the ICU for about a week. While there a lady asked me what my interests were and I told her I'm a musician and my goal is to go on to play the ukulele. She came back with a box. You guys have donated me my own ukulele. It wasn't just an ordinary ukulele, though. It's a life-changer. Without this guy I wouldn't have had such a successful recovery and would not go on to know a group of people that I trust enough to call my friends. I bring my ukulele everywhere with me and as a Girl Scout I wanted to give back. Right now I have a Girl Scout Silver Award and I was wondering if now can be the time I help to change other kids lives. What I wanted to do was pre-record lessons and tips for kids who were going through the same trouble as I did. To spread my help around I was wondering if we can some how connect us two to help teach the kids the ukulele. If there is anyway I can meet up with you to talk about it or even just keep emailing back-and-forth or even just simple phones. Please contact me.
Thank you so much,
.....(or as my school calls me, ukulele girl)
Wonderful and a powerful demonstration of how one act of kindness can create a powerful ripple effect. How many people will "Ukulele Girl" impact and who, in turn, will they impact?
Remember, it takes only about $40 to give the gift of music for life by putting a uke into the hands of a child in-need who is undergoing a serious medical situation. Learn more about The Ukulele Kids Club and make your donation here.