An old mentor, Toni.
I know this may not get to yo-yo ma but It's the best I can do.
My name is Athena Ruhl, I am Toni Franzosa's granddaughter. If you are reading this then I know you will remember who she is. My grandfather would tell me stories about you coming to our house for dinner.
I am 22 years old and I currently live in Ithaca, NY. I never got to know my grandmother she died when I was a baby. When my sister was born my mother neglected me and she was the one who took care of me for my first year until she died. I don't know her but I know I love her and I want to know what she was like, I want to know how she played, and I want to know about the kind person who funded her orchestra so they could play. I've grown into looking like my grandmother even and I share passion for the cello even though life hasn't thrown me the opportunity to learn to play.
So please mister webmaster, If you have a heart please ask Yo-yo about Toni Franzosa. It's the only hope I have left of knowing my grandmother.
Thank you very much.