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Ashley DeRamus Receives National Advocacy Award

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 20, 2015 – 8:15 am -

Ashley DeRamus Receives National Advocacy Award

Ashley DeRamus Receives National Advocacy Award

Hoover, Alabama (April 20, 2015) Ashley DeRamus of Hoover, Alabama was pleased to receive The National Down Syndrome Society NDSS Self-Advocate of the Year Champion of Change Award. NDSS self-advocates are volunteer advocates with Down syndrome who are committed to taking part in the democratic process and serve as liaisons between NDSS and their communities to continually raise awareness, educate and advocate for public policy solutions that benefit the Down syndrome community at the federal, local and community levels.

Ashley received the award at the Buddy Walk® on Washington, the annual NDSS advocacy event in Washington, DC. Over 150 people from across the country gathered to advocate for legislative priorities that positively impact the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families.

Ashley stated, “What can l say but thank you Congressman D Benishek of Michigan and NDSS for the great honor you gave me tonight and to all my special friends with Down syndrome.”

Ms. DeRamus, is an entrepreneur, an advocate, a singer, a public speaker, a music video star and a fashion designer. Connie DeRamus, Ashley’s mother, assisted her in establishing The Ashley DeRamus Foundation, an organization founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality of lifestyle for those with Down syndrome, in 2012. Ms. DeRamus has also been touring Inspirational Country, Southern Gospel and Bluegrass venues across the country in 2015. Ashley serves as an inspiration for many and lives by the motto, “Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do. Show them what you can do.”

Award presenters included the Honorable Dan Benishek (R-MI), as well NDSS Board Members and staff.

You can learn more about Ashley DeRamus and the Ashley DeRamus Foundation by going http://ashleybydesign.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-DeRamus-Foundation .

To contact Ashley for a special appearance E-mail adream.gk@gmail.com .


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Ashley DeRamus Presenter At Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 11, 2014 – 3:11 pm -

Ashley and Karen Peck

Ashley and Karen Peck

Pigeon Forge, TN (November 7, 2014) Ashley DeRamus shared the stage with Karen Peck Gooch of Karen Peck and New River to present the Diamond Award for the Country Gospel Group of the Year. The award show was held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on Tuesday night, November 4th.

“It is always fun to see some of my friends in Gospel music and to be asked to take part in this award show was a highlight of my year” Ashley said.

Karen Peck Gooch stated, “Ashley is such a sweet girl with a bright future. It was an honor to present an award with her.”

The video “Love Is Stronger” featuring Ashley as the daughter of a wounded soldier was nominated for a Dove Award as well as a Diamond Award this year. The song on which the story is based was recorded and performed by Jason Crabb.

This follow on the heels of Ashley who is the founder of the Ashley DeRamus Foundation, being presented with the Spear Award in the Hero category of the first annual Vulcan Awards. The awards program recognizes substantial civic pride, progress and leadership on the part of Birmingham-area citizens. Ashley was selected from a pool of nearly 200 nominations from the entire Birmingham region, and was presented the award at a dinner ceremony held Thursday, October 2, at The Club in Homewood.

You can learn more about Ashley DeRamus at http://www.ashleyderamusfoundation.org

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About Ashley Deramus Foundation
The Ashley Deramus Foundation was founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality life-style of children and adults with Downs Syndrome. Through the work of Ashley and the foundation, our goal is to increase the awareness and enlighten others about the rewards and positive contributions we make. You can contact Ashley through Gary Kannegiesser at 440-670-2897 or adream.gk@gmail.com

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“Love is Stronger” Video Featuring Ashley DeRamus To Air On UPtv

Written by Staff on May 16, 2014 – 8:13 am -

ashleyHOOVER, Ala. (May 15, 2014)The Jason Crabb video and story behind “Love Is Stronger” in association with The Ashley DeRamus Foundation will be aired on the national TV network UPTV (www.uptv.com) formerly GMC that reaches nearly 70 million homes.

Don’t miss it on our Memorial Day Special on Monday, 5/26 from 8am-9am ET on the new CCM show “UP IN THE MORNING” and is carried by DIRECTV channel 338, DISH Network channel 188, Verizon FIOS channel 224 or enter your zip code on the viewerlink for a cable provider in your area. http://up.viewerlink.tv/ “Love is Stronger” featuring Ashley DeRamus from the Ashley DeRamus Foundation is set to air on UPtv during the months of May to November.

“Love is Stronger” is the title track from Jason Crabb’s latest release. The video highlights local special needs and military families in a storyline starring Ashley DeRamus, a young woman living with Down syndrome and Jack Morgan, military veteran. It was shot in Birmingham, Ala. in August of 2013 at Caldwell Park. Revolution Pictures of Nashville, Tenn. produced the video with director Roman White.

The Ashley DeRamus Foundation was founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality life-style of children and adults with Down syndrome. Throughout the work of Ashley and the foundation, the goal is to increase awareness and enlighten others about the rewards and positive contributions that are made in the area of special needs and Down syndrome.

Launching on May 26, Memorial Day, UPtv will begin airing the “Love is Stronger” video. The video will air between the months of May to November, on significant dates like the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Columbus Day. Other dates it will air are Monday 6/16Wednesday 7/23Thursday 8/7Wednesday, 8/20Thursday 9/18Wednesday 10/1, and Thursday 10/30. The video will conclude airing on November 11, Veteran’s Day.

Alongside the video, viewers will be able to make donations to help Down syndrome and special needs children. To donate to Down syndrome and special needs children or to get involved, call toll free at 1-844-ASHLEY-1, or 1-844-274-5391.

 The promo link: Jason Crabb “Love Is Stronger” Ashley DeRamus Foundation
UPTV is now carried on CABLEVISION in the largest TV market #1 NEW YORK!! This now adds 2.5 million additional households in NY, NJ, CT, PA area on channel 175. UPTV is already carried on Comcast, Time Warner, MDU Communications and Charter cable in the NY TV market along with DIRECTV 338,364, DISH NETWORK 188 & VERIZON FIOS 224. Nationally, UPTV is in nearly 70 million households.
The Jason Crabb video and story behind “Love Is Stronger” in association with The Ashley DeRamus Foundation will be aired on the national TV network UPTV (www.uptv.com) formerly GMC that reaches nearly 70 million homes. Don’t miss it on our Memorial Day Special on Monday, 5/26 from 8a-9a ET on the new CCM show “UP IN THE MORNING” and is carried by DIRECTV channel 338, DISH Network channel 188, Verizon FIOS channel 224 or enter your zip code on the viewerlink for a cable provider in your area.

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About Ashley Deramus Foundation
The Ashley Deramus Foundation was founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality life-style of children and adults with Downs Syndrome. Through the work of Ashley and the foundation, our goal is to increase the awareness and enlighten others about the rewards and positive contributions we make. You can contact Ashley through Gary Kannegiesser at 440-670-2897 or adream.gk@gmail.com


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Special Offer From Ashley DeRamus Foundation

Written by SGN Scoops on December 6, 2013 – 10:46 am -

Nashville, TN (December 2, 2013) On Saturday, January 11, 2014 there will be a Crabb Family Celebration Concert inCrabb Family Reunion Birmingham, Alabama. The multi-award winning Crabb Family will all be together again along with special guest Mike Bowling for a great night of Southern Gospel music.  If you love the Crabb Family and great Gospel music then the Ashley DeRamus Foundation has an offer for you that you will not want to miss.

The people at the Ashley DeRamus Foundation along with Ashley herself have put together a special treat for their friends and fellow Crabb Family fans. The first 90 people who make a donation of $30 or more to the Ashley DeRamus Foundation will receive a concert ticket and attend a VIP dessert time to meet and hang out with all the Crabb Family members.

“You will even receive special gift from me” stated Ashley DeRamus.

What a great night this is going to be. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear some great music and spend time getting to know your favorite members of the Crabb Family personally.  Ashley will even be on stage with a special surprise you will not want to miss!

The concert will be held at the Metropolitan Church of God in Birmingham, Alabama on January 11, 2014. The concert starts at6:00 PM and the doors open at 5:00 PM.

Call 440-670-2897 or 205-572-5066 to make your donation of $30 or more and get in on this awesome night. Be one of the first 90 people to call, these special tickets won’t last long!

All donations to the Ashley DeRamus Foundation go to benefit children with Down syndrome and Special Needs.

You can learn more about the AshleyDeRamus Foundation at www.AshleyDeRamusFoundation.org orhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-DeRamus-Foundation .

You can reach the Ashley DeRamus Foundation at adream.gk@gmail.com .

You can book the Crabb Family Celebration Concert through the Beckie Simmons Agency at info@bsaworld.com – 615-595-7500 .


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Ashley DeRamus Talks With Rhonda Frye Of SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 1, 2013 – 10:46 am -


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USATODAY.COM HOSTS ONLINE PREMIERE FOR JASON CRABB’S ‘LOVE IS STRONGER’ VIDEO TODAY

Written by SGN Scoops on September 30, 2013 – 5:24 pm -

Directed by Roman White, Grammy Award Winner Highlights Special Needs and Military Families in Emotion Filled Video

Vocalist Preparing Fall Tour With Michael W. Smith

Click Here To View The Video: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/09/30/jason-crabb-video-premiere/2893715/

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(NASHVILLE, TN) – USA TODAY is hosting an exclusive video premiere of the emotional video to Jason Crabb’s ‘Love Is Stronger,’ the title track from his latest release. The video highlights special needs and military families in a storyline starring Ashley DeRamus, a young woman living with Down syndrome and Jack Morgan, a military veteran. The video can be found by clicking here: www.USATODAY.com

Filmed in Birmingham, AL at five different locations, the video has struck a poignant chord with viewers across the country. “When Roman White brought the story line to me, I knew this video was going to be an emotional one,” said Jason Crabb. “We partnered with the Ashley DeRamus Foundation to depict individuals living with Down Syndrome as normal, everyday people who go through things, such as their Dad going to war. I am so thankful that Ashley and Jack agreed to do this video. I know it will bless many people with the message that yes, life is tough, but LOVE is always stronger!”

Ashley DeRamus and Jason Crabb met over ten years ago at a concert and developed a strong friendship. When the idea came for this music video, Jason knew he wanted to partner with Ashley and her foundation to bring awareness to Down Syndrome.

Ashley comments: “I’ve always said: Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do, show them what you can do. That is why I am so happy to have this opportunity to partner with Jason and Roman and include my down syndrome and special needs friends. It has been a dream of mine to act, and now I can cross that off my bucket list thanks to Jason!”

Ashley’s latest accomplishment as an actress comes on the heels of a very busy calendar. She was recently asked to speak at the United Nations and was just named as one of the “Top 6 Entrepreneurs with Down Syndrome Changing The World” by Disney’s Babble.com. Clearly, Ashley is a very determined and ambitious young woman.

When the script called for the part of a wounded military member, Jason asked his Facebook friends to find someone for him. Jack Morgan, a military veteran, was submitted by a friend and the rest, as they say, is history.

To learn more about Ashley DeRamus and her foundation for Down Syndrome awareness, visit www.AshleyDeRamusFoundation.org

Jason is preparing to join legendary CCM artist Michael W. Smith for a select number of appearances during the final leg of Smith’s ‘All Around The World’ tour in October.

To keep up with Jason and all that is going on, stay tuned online to www.JasonCrabb.com, Facebook.com/JasonCrabbMusic, and Twitter.com/JasonCrabbMusic.

ABOUT JASON CRABB
Jason Crabb is one of the most highly respected, versatile and talented artists to ever grace a stage. His soulful, heartfelt vocals have made him a critics’ pick and a fan favorite on stages ranging from “The Grand Ole Opry” and the Brooklyn Tabernacle to arena platforms. Crabb is the reigning GMA Dove Awards’ Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year and currently holds seventeen Dove Awards. With a string of number one hits and chart-topping singles, a tour schedule of over 150 dates annually, and ongoing high-profile TV appearances, this vocal powerhouse’s talent is topped only by his genuine personality and concern for others. Love Is Stronger, his latest release, arrived onto the musical landscape with critical acclaim. Produced by musical heavyweights – Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin,) Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion) – the 11-track project features Jason at his very best and garnered attention from Entertainment Tonight, The Associated Press, FOX News, AOL Music, The Boot, CCM Magazine, New Release Tuesday and more. Jason lives with his wife Shellye, and daughters Emma and Ashleigh just outside of Nashville, TN.


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Ashley Deramus Delivers First Speech To 550 Students

Written by SGN Scoops on May 2, 2013 – 5:09 am -

Purvis, MS (April 30, 2013) Ashley Deramus doesn’t let a little thing like Down Syndrome stop her from doing what she has been Ashleyandfrienddestined to do, bring awareness to special needs kids.

One her way to a big concert date Ashley stopped to address over 550 students at Purvis High School in Purvis, MS. It was Ashley’s first time to ever give a speech in public and she wanted to give honor to her mentor Claudene Christian.

Claudene was a mate on the ship “HMS Bounty” which capsized and sank in the middle of hurricane Sandy. Claudene and the Captain of the ship, Robin Walbridge both lost their lives in the terrible storm.

Ashley spoke about her experiences on the Bounty with Claudene. The crew of the Bounty often took special needs and underprivileged kids on short voyages to teach them some of life’s lessons. Ashley was able to take a couple of those cruises and that is where Claudene and Ashley made such a deep connection.

Ashley’s story touched the hearts of many of those high school students so greatly that they gave her a standing ovation. She was also requested to sing the Jason Crabb song “Love Is Stronger”.

All of this happened as she was on her way to the Singing In The Sun concert series where Ashley led the Pledge Of Allegiance on Thursday evening the 18th of April, opening the show for Jason Crabb. Over 5,000 people were at the concert which was promoted by Abraham Productions. The Ashley Deramus Foundation had a booth at the event and raised over $1,000 for the foundation which is dedicated to individuals with Down Syndrome & special needs.

You can contact Ashley through Gary Kannegiesser at 440-670-2897 or  adreamgk@gmail.com .


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Ashley Demarus Rocks The Boat With The Crabb Family

Written by SGN Scoops on February 8, 2013 – 8:46 am -

 

Birmingham, AL (February 7, 2013) From January 21st through January 26th, Ashley Deramus of the Ashley ashleywithcrabbsoncruiseDeramus Foundation For Down-Syndrome and Special Needs Children, sailed the wild sea with the Crabb Family on their annual cruise.

 

Ashley was rocking the high sea when she sang on Karaoke night as she was joined by none other than Jason Crabb. Ashley sang “Through The Fire” with Jason more of The Crabb Family joined in bringing the house down, which caused the audience to cry, raise their hands in praise to the Lord, and give her a standing ovation.

 

Ashley also lead the Pledge of Allegiance in which a large crowd gathered from throughout the ship to join in. Ashley Deramus is is known all over this Nation for giving the Pledge of Allegiance to bring awareness to others with Down-syndrome and Special Needs. Read more »


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Ashley Deramus Pledge Tour Continues

Written by SGN Scoops on January 18, 2013 – 6:01 am -

Hoover, AL (January 17, 2013) Ashley Deramus, who has Down Syndrome, has the goal of leading the Pledge of Allegiance in all fiftyashley2 states. Through this effort she is sharing her love for her country, her patriotism, and the right of all people to be informed active citizens.

Ashley was privileged to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the Rose Bowl Parade and was enthusiastically joined by the spectators in the crowd. At the viewing of the floats the next day, a small group joined her again to participate in The Pledge.

After leaving California, Ashley was fortunate to have a helicopter tour of The Grand Canyon, where she led The Pledge of Allegiance in Arizona on the floor of The Grand Canyon surrounded by the grandeur of the beauty of God’s creation.

Stopping briefly at a Nevada rest area where she and Buster, her traveling yellow lab, posed for a picture with Buster donning his patriotic bandana and Ashley a sparkly red hat to set the mood, while truckers watched with tears in their eyes. 

Then she was off to Aspen, Colorado. Ashley had the great honor of leading The Pledge of Allegiance at the opening luncheon for the annual Winterskol festival.

Ashley is on her way to achieving her goal of leading the Pledge of Allegiance in all fifty states, and by accomplishing that, bringing much needed attention to Down Syndrome and other Special Needs children and adults. She is able to do this through the help of the Ashley Deramus Foundation, which was founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality life-style of children and adults with Downs Syndrome.

Find out more about Ashley and the Ashley Deramus Foundation at http://www.ashleyderamusfoundation.org, or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-DeRamus-Foundation. You can contact Ashley through Gary Kannegiesser at 440-670-2897 or afreamgk@gmail.com


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