Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ashley DeRamus makes her debut in Grammy Award winner Jason Crabb's new video "Love Is Stronger"

By Rona Kilpatrick-Shedd from
Ashley DeRamus of The Ashley DeRamus Foundation, an organization founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality lifestyle of children and adults with Down syndrome, made her music video debut with Grammy Award-winning Christian and gospel singer Jason Crabb in a video for his new single, "Love Is Stronger". Filming took place on Thursday in Birmingham's Caldwell Park off Highland Avenue.

DeRamus, the 30-year-old founder and namesake of the foundation who also has Down syndrome, is featured in the music video along with numerous other families impacted by Down syndrome from throughout the Southeast. The video will be used by The Ashley DeRamus Foundation to promote general awareness of Down syndrome.

The completed video will tell the story of a father who says goodbye to his daughter who has Down syndrome as he heads off to war. The father is severely wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack but fights to recover from his injuries so he can return home to his daughter. DeRamus, playing the role of the daughter, will begin the video by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with members of a color guard surrounded by military veterans and their families prior to a community fun run/walk, which is relevant to the song's theme.

Revolution Pictures of Nashville, TN, is producing the video under the direction of Roman White, who has produced videos for country music stars Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton. Rather than using actors, the production company has invited veterans to participate as extras in the video.

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