Stand Up and Play Foundation

A Hero's Story

A hero in his community and an inspiration to the world, Marine Staff Sergeant Jason Ross's story is one for the books. When he bravely joined our forces and left for Afghanistan in late 2001, he could never have anticipated the challenges he would soon face. With the loss of his legs and less than a 2% percent chance of survival, Jason Ross became the epitome of perseverance. Thinking of his wife and two daughters, Ross was determined to make it home from that hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

It was for this man's story that Allen had the honor of editing together a short video that would be played in his honor at a benefit banquet hosted by the Stand Up and Play Foundation. Writing a voiceover that would later be recorded by Joe Mantegna (from Criminal Minds), Allen really got to take liberties with this video and figure out how to best tell such a touching story. When he finally saw his video playing up on the big screen at the banquet and got to meet Jason Ross himself, Allen felt truly proud of the work he'd done. Watch the story unfold in the video below.

All footage edited on behalf of, and is property of, Brandon Vaccaro. Video captured by Bokeh - Cinematic Solutions. Ivory Sky Media does not own this footage. 

Written by Danika Lam