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Palmer Meets with Special Needs Advocate Ashley DeRamus

April 13, 2015
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) was pleased to meet today with Ashley DeRamus to discuss issues related to Down syndrome and special needs. 

“Ashley DeRamus’s life is a testament to the wonderful contributions people with disabilities can make to all of us.  She is a courageous advocate for the betterment of the lives of those with disabilities and is an inspiration.  Tragically, many who have Down syndrome are not ever born.  I believe that all life is sacred and deserves protection. The world is a much better place because Ashley’s parents chose life.”

Ashley DeRamus is a resident of Hoover, Alabama who was born with Down syndrome.  She created the Ashley DeRamus foundation dedicated to advocating for those with Down syndrome and special needs.  She also successfully launched a clothing line aimed at people with Down syndrome, and was honored by Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey for her efforts to raise awareness of those with Down syndrome.

Pictures of Congressman Palmer and Ashley DeRamus are attached. 

For any additional questions, contact:

Cliff Smith, (202) 225-4921,
U.S. Representative Gary Palmer (R-AL) serves on three Congressional committees: Oversight and Government Reform, Budget, and Space, Science and Technology.  Visit Palmer online at his website or via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.