For the second time in three years, Wilbraham & Monson Academy's Ayslin Dziedzic '25 organized a benefit concert for a loved one.
Ayslin hosted the Fedor Family Concert in honor of Christy Fedor, a family friend who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Inflammation Breast Cancer. The event was held Oct. 14 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.
Ayslin and approximately 30 of her friends from the Dan Kane & Friends volunteered for the concert, where they performed 16 songs.
Click here to watch Ayslin sing "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten.
Ayslin on organizing the event:
"I wanted to do this because I know she's been suffering from cancer so I wanted to bring joy to her for a few hours of the day."
Ayslin on how the event went:
"After the show I talked to her and she said she was happy and proud of me so I think it went well. I hope she enjoyed it and felt happy."
WMA Middle School faculty member Drew Shea '08, who attended the concert:
"She was the lead emcee and performer, and helped get performers from act-to-act and song-to-song. She just absolutely sang her lungs out. It was awesome to be there for it. I'm proud of her and that someone at 11 years old in our community is stepping into a larger community and making an impact."
- Ayslin hosted a concert three years ago for a relative who had been diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.
- Ayslin sang two solos.
- The concert included a Beatles medley, "Put a Little Love in your Heart" by Jackie DeShannon, and "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston.