Ed Roland & Sweet Tea Project’s ‘Just As I Am’ Profiles Stories of Courage

Survivors of a brain tumor and an IED explosion are among those who share their inspiring stories

Though Ed Roland & the Sweet Tea Project’s album, Devils ‘N Darlins, was released in fall of 2013, the band just unveiled a stirring video to the song “Just As I Am” featuring three very personal stories woven throughout footage of the band performing.

Andrew “Sully” Sullens tells of losing his right leg to an IED explosion in Afghanistan on May 17, 2009 and shares candidly the fear he had of coming home and his wife not being able to accept him “a fraction of the man she’d last seen.” Christy Dahlhauser, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on April 28, 2014, worries she isn’t her “old self” and people might look at her differently. The parents of Mary Claire Greig, who was born with Down’s syndrome and a heart defect, tell of child who entered the world very ill. The video closes with family members professing love and support for each of the survivors “just as they are.”

The “Just As I Am” video was produced by LionStar Films of Atlanta in collaboration with ETA – Creative Event Producers in Marietta in support of GBM-Glioblastoma and the American Brain Tumor Association, American Cancer Society and NDSS/Buddy Walk.


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