Little Amy is on song
Song launches on tv’s this Morning
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