SALT LAKE CITY — October is Down Syndrome Consciousness Month, and 17-year-old Lone Peak Excessive College scholar Trey Holmes needs to deliver consciousness in an enormous method: by starring in his personal music video.
Trey has Down syndrome and has made it a aim to have a good time the skills and joys that include having Down syndrome. Within the music video, Holmes sings “Corridor of Fame” by the Script and groups up with BYU’s Cosmo and a number of other different people with Down syndrome. The video reveals the varied issues that people with Down syndrome can do — like have a job, serve others, and take part in athletics.
All through the video, indicators are held up that say issues like, “I’m greater than Down syndrome,” “I can do greater than you assume,” and “I can work; I can serve; I can contribute.” Holmes’ mother and father maintain up an indication that claims, “They’ve hopes, desires and objectives similar to you.”
In line with Trey’s sister, Alicia Holmes, making this video has been a dream come true for her youthful brother
“Making a music video has been Trey’s aim for years now,” Alicia stated. “It was vital for Trey to do that in order that he may understand that desires are achievable and he can do laborious issues. We hope this video reveals new mother and father of infants with Down syndrome the unimaginable potential that comes with a Down syndrome prognosis.”
The video premiered on Oct. 14 on the Water Gardens drive-in movie show in Nice Grove with the assistance of a Kickstarter marketing campaign known as “Venture Trey;” the Kickstarter raised over $6,000.
“I liked working behind the scenes and I hope this video helps individuals,” Trey stated. “I wish to share tales about me to assist individuals perceive that we’re extra alike than completely different.”
When requested what his objectives are for the long run, Trey stated he has many.
“I need to be like my dad,” he stated. “I need to work in an workplace. I additionally actually need to be a broadcast author and write the information.”
Trey and his sister stated that they’re grateful for all of the help to this point.
“The response to the video has been unimaginable!” Alicia stated “We have now been so grateful to everybody who has supported Trey. This all began in June after we ran our Kickstarter marketing campaign, and we have been shocked to see how many individuals donated to our marketing campaign. Now that the video is out, the neighborhood has actually rallied behind Trey. It has made him so glad, and that has been a pleasure to observe.”