August 4, 2016

Ashley DeRamus Receives Christian Pueschel Memorial Citizen Award

Ashley DeRamus was honored to receive the Christian Pueschel Memorial Citizen Award at the National Down Syndrome Congress 2016. This award recognizes an individual with Down syndrome whose achievements, service and contributions have enhanced the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome and their families.

David C. Tolleson, Executive Director of NDSC stated, "As an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a volunteer, an advocate and an athlete, Ashley distinguished herself by any measure. Her example shines brightly, not only for those within our community, but for all. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do to make the world a better place for people with Down syndrome!”

Ashley stated, "Thank you to the National Down Syndrome Congress for this honor. Don't let anyone tell you what you can't do. Show them what you CAN do!"

The Christian Pueschel Memorial Citizen Award was presented Saturday, July 23rd, during the annual convention banquet in the Coquina Ballroom of the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando.

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