Lit­tle Amy is on song

Song launches on tv’s this Morn­ing

Hamilton Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Kirsten Mcs­tay

A Mother­well girl has taken part in an­other heart­warm­ing film to raise aware­ness of Down’s syn­drome.

Four-year-old Amy Scott and her mum Karen ap­pear in the char­ity video for Tightrope, from the hit film The Great­est Show­man.

It pre­miered on This Morn­ing with Philip Schofield and Holly Wil­loughby.

And Karen said: “This video is to help new par­ents to see what the fu­ture will hold.

“To say ‘we’re here, we know how you feel and con­grat­u­la­tions’.

“Wel­come to a won­der­ful jour­ney. It’s a jour­ney I def­i­nitely wouldn’t change a thing about.”

Lit­tle Amy and her mum starred in an­other video called ‘50 Mums, 50 Kids, 1 Ex­tra Chro­mo­some’ at the start of the year, in order to break stereo­types about Down’s syn­drome.

The video racked up 230 mil­lion views on so­cial me­dia and was cre­ated by par­ents from the group De­signer Genes, who filmed them­selves and their kids singing and us­ing sign lan­guage to Christina Perri’s song A Thou­sand Years in their cars.

The vi­ral car­pool karaokestyle video at­tracted so much at­ten­tion that the mums and kids were in­vited to the ITV stu­dios in Lon­don back in March to ap­pear with Philip and Holly on This Morn­ing.

Car­pool Karaoke king James Cor­den also tweeted that the video re­duced him to tears.

The par­ents are now back with this lat­est video to high­light Down’s Syn­drome Aware­ness Month.

Mem­bers of the Wouldn’t Change a Thing Down’s syn­drome aware­ness or­gan­i­sa­tion cre­ated the fol­low-up film, which at­tempts to vi­su­alise the road less trav­elled by those fam­i­lies who have a child with the ge­netic con­di­tion.

And young Amy can be seen in the lat­est video kick­ing a ball around a park with her mum Karen and brother Lu­cas (7). Karen added: “We ap­peared in the 50 Mums car­pool karaoke in March and the suc­cess was over­whelm­ing – from ap­pear­ing on This Morn­ing to a movie pre­miere of Sher­lock Gnomes and clock­ing up in ex­cess of 230 mil­lion views in 30 coun­tries.

“We couldn’t wait to take part in a new video for Down’s Syn­drome Aware­ness Month in Oc­to­ber.”

Jamie Mc­cal­lum, chair­man of Wouldn’t Change a Thing, said: “The lives of peo­ple with Down’s syn­drome have changed im­mea­sur­ably over the last few decades, but so­ci­ety’s per­cep­tions have failed to keep up. “Liv­ing happy, in­de­pen­dent, work­ing lives can be a re­al­ity


Fam­ilyamy ap­pears in the video play­ing in a park with mum Karen Scott and brother Lu­cas

Launch The video pre­miered on This Morn­ing with Philip and Holly

Show­biz pals Karen and Amy met Holly ear­lier this year

Wee star Amy is in an­other video

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