23 Blast is an inspirational sports drama about a high school football player who loses his vision due to a sinus infection. His family and teammates rally around him to encourage him to reclaim his life by returning to the sport he loved. Ultimately, his blindness doesn’t stop him from accomplishing his dreams.
He finds his niche playing beep baseball, a modified version of the game for players with visual impairments. The beeping ball and buzzing bases help the players locate the ball and navigate the field. Using his natural athleticism and determination, Jerry quickly becomes a valuable member of his team.
But, even after he achieves his dream of playing football again, Jerry’s battle with blindness was not over. In the movie, it was revealed that Jerry fell from a roof while working to provide for his family. This caused him to be paralyzed from the waist down and suffered a traumatic brain injury. He eventually died from complications of his injuries on May 26, 2007.
Ashley is played by Alexa PenaVega. The actress has an impressive filmography under her belt, including roles in films like Zombieland, Taking Lives and The Hunger Games. She is also known for her work on television shows such as Teen Wolf, Lost Girl and True Blood.