Leah Flynn, the 7-year-old who made headlines with her hopes to play her violin for peace in Ferguson, Missouri, has finally achieved her dream. Flynn has been invited to perform “Let There Be Peace on Earth” in Missouri to help bring a message of peace to the citizens of St. Louis, Ferguson and all viewers nationwide. Flynn, who lives in Sanford, Florida, received nationwide media attention when she publicly voiced her mission to play her violin in hopes of bringing peace to turbulent Missouri towns. According to her PR representative, she has received offers to perform by two Missouri media outlets. Flynn, only in the second-grade, has been playing the violin since she was 5 and rehearses daily with her father. She has performed as a soloist for many different concerts and venues. The young musician got the idea to play for peace after viewing the violence that was happening in Ferguson after the shooting and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Police Officer Darren Wilson.
Leah Flynn, a 7-year-old violinist from Sanford, Florida, is hoping to play her violin for peace in the torn town of Ferguson, Missouri. Flynn, who is only in second-grade, has been playing the violin since she was 5 and practices daily with her father. She has performed as a soloist at many different concerts and venues. After viewing the violence and protest happening in Ferguson shortly after the shooting and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Police Officer Darren Wilson, the talented child felt that she wanted to do something to help the suffering town. “She said to me, ‘Mom, what’s going on?’ And I explained to her, because I have to — I told her what’s going,” her mother Paula Flynn told WOFL. “She said, ‘But it's not right these people look so sad; maybe I could do something for them.”