New York, NY (PressExposure) February 11, 2009 -- Apl.de.Ap one of the original members of the Black Eyed Peas joined Drs. Gloria & Heidi Horsley on their nationally syndicated talk radio program âHealing the Grieving Heartâ Feb. 7th, 2009 at 9 AM PST/12 Noon EST.
Aplâs story of growing up in poverty in the Philippines, being adopted at the age of 14 years old through the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and going on to form the Black Eyed Peas, a musical group that has become a global phenomenon is inspiring. Apl has used his fame to impact thousands of people through his music, the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and by giving back to impoverished communities in the Philippines,â said Dr. Heidi Horsley, Co-Host of Healing the Grieving Heart.
The Black Eyed Peas have transcended their vigilant hip-hop roots and have become a global phenomenon, the likes of which the music world has rarely seen. Apl.de.Apâs life took a tragic turn when his brother Arnel died by suicide. This was a heartbreaking event and Apl.de.Ap explains his life story in a song called âThe Apl Songâ found on the peas 2003 album Elephunk, and heard on this show. They have sold 7.5 million albums worldwide, won 3 grammy awards and had 7 grammy nominations. Apl.de.ap has recently gone on to write the song âI Cryâ as a tribute to his younger brother Arnel, which was heard for the first time on Healing the Grieving Heart. To hear this song debuted, go to: www.opentohope.com and click on the Apl.de.ap e-card.
Aplâs life's workâsupporting a program of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation for Amerasians is fueled by the conviction that, everyone deserves to have a chance in life and opportunities to succeed. Apl is an example that everyone can rise above adversity and give back to their communities.
âWeâre excited to bring Aplâs story and mission of hope to our audience,â this was a very powerful show and one not to be missed, commented Dr. Gloria Horsley, Host of âHealing the Grieving Heartâ and Founder and President of The Open to Hope Foundation, sponsor of âHealing the Grieving Heartâ and The Grief Blog.
Healing the Grieving Heart broadcasts every Thursday from 9 AM to 10 AM Pacific Standard Time on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Network.
About Dr. Heidi Horsley
Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and executive director of the Open to Hope Foundation and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She is also author of âTeen Grief Reliefâ and âReal Men Do Cryâ. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University.
About Dr. Gloria Horsley
Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including as a Board Director and frequently serves as a media spokesperson in her dual role as a bereaved parent and professional. She is co-author of âTeen Grief Reliefâ and âReal Men Do Cry.â She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.
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