We’ll Get By (The Autism Song) By the Johnny Orr Band

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We’ll Get By (The Autism Song) By the Johnny Orr Band

WOW, so last night my dear friend, Maria Young (the mom in the video) tagged me in a song that I needed to hear. I have two sons on the Autism Spectrum, one with PDD and the other with Aspergers. They are brilliant boys who are talented, energetic, funny, loving, and quirky, but as any special needs parent knows, times can also be very heavy on the mind, heart, and more for both the parent and especially the child. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is so easy to forget how they are affected by their autism and how much they truly understand when communicating with them, and even the most well trained and patient of caretakers, teachers, and parents struggle to help them. The most important thing is that we don’t give up on them and give our best to them at ALL TIMES and just show them tremendous amounts of LOVE.

The first time I heard the song, I was left speechless, but the second time I heard the song with the house empty, the floodgates burst open. Singer Johnny Orr and his band completely captivated my heart with lyrics that could very well come from the mouths of the world’s autistic children, I thank him for using his voice and talent for them. The video was beautiful and I would like to take a second and both Thank and Congratulate the Johnny Orr Band, the director Samantha Murphy, the cast Maria Young and Jeffrey Cernese for supporting awareness for Autism, and the incredibly touching job on the song and video!! This parent appreciates this so very much!!!

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Actress, Writer, and Director Grae, shares with us the story of the woman behind the woman who inspired her first film “Ye of Little Faith.”

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Ye of Little Faith is a fascinating story of renewed faith and friendship, but this story has another meaning that Grae was kind enough to share in an email interview that we will share with you.

Em: Hello Grae. Thank you for your time.

Grae: Hello and absolutely, thank you for asking me.

Em: Please tell us more about the inspiration for your film “Ye of Little Faith.”

Grae: My inspiration for the film came from my mother. I was brought up in a loving Christian home and bad influences and choices got to me. I had gone through so many issues, but the one thing that remained a constant thing for me was my mother’s love, forgiveness, and prayer. She is my best friend, I tell her everything. She has gone through all of this with me and did not know how to help me but it turned out that she did.

Em: Tell us more about your mom, what was it like growing up with her?

Grae: She is such a loving, and caring, joyful person! There was always bible study and music throughout the house. She is bubbly and sweet and many people to this day reach out to her for prayer and uplifting. She has been blind since she was two and a half and never let that stop her. SHE’S JUST INCREDIBLE! I strive to be like her in her strength of belief in our faith, happiness, and the way she loves and how it radiates from her. 

Em: She sounds like a beautiful soul!

Grae: She truly is.

Em: So how did you tie this in to your film? And when will we get to see it?

Grae: Well, each of the female characters aside from my character Charlotte, are symbolic of her love, guidance, faith, and desire to pull me through my worst moments. I don’t think I could have found a better group of women to portray this. The film will be released on May 22nd which would have been my father’s birthday.

Em: I’m looking forward to this. Thank you so much for sharing.

Grae: Of course, anytime.

You can watch Ye of Little Faith The Movie here.Image

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E. Jacobson