Cartoon Network's Terrell Ransom serves
as Ambassador to benefit learning disabilities
"My friend Jacob, his brother has a learning disability. It's amazing to see him work. He is
an amazing musician," said young actor Terrell Ransom Jr. the voice of Darwin on the Cartoon Network series ‘The
Amazing World of Gumball" about how he was appointment as the Celebrity Youth Ambassador for The Jonathan Foundation's
Spring Fundraiser to benefit children with learning disabilities. "In June I will be attending the event. I will just
The Jonathan Foundation's Spring Fundraiser will be Saturday, June 11, 2016
at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin, California from 6 - 10 p.m. Terrell is sharing
the job as Celebrity Youth Ambassador with his friend Jacob Hopkins who also stars on the
Cartoon Network series "The Amazing World of Gumball" as Gumball.
"My friend Jacob
plays Gumball he introduced me to The Jonathan Foundation. We sought of formed a friendship,"
The Jonathan Foundation, founded in 2001, is an Assessment Scholarship
Program advocating for children diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
It was founded by Raja Marhaba when his sons, Jonathan and Omar, were diagnosed with ADHD.
Both his sons currently sit on the foundation's board, mentor to children and speak about
what children with learning disabilities go through.
actually played a boy with learning disabilities on ‘Days of Our Lives,'" said Terrell about his role as Theo Carver,
which he played for seven years. "The role was an autism child." When I asked
how he knew how to play a child with autism he said, "My mother introduced me to kids
with learning disabilities."
I can see why The Jonathan
Foundation decided to have Terrell Ransom Jr. as their Celebrity Youth Ambassador. Ransom also starred in
primetime television shows such as ABC's "The Whispers," "CSI" and "CSI: NY."
"My ideal role is where I am starring in Star Wars and
Marvel films. A Jedi in Star Wars, a lead role," he said enthusiastically when I asked
what his ideal acting role would be. "...Or in a movie where I am a super hero."
looking at his acting resume' I have no doubt he will make it to his desired acting role. Learn
more about The Jonathan Foundation at www.TheJonathanFoundation.com.
Trumpeter Matt Von Roderick takes the ‘Hero's Journey' with debut
"It's all about being a musician," Trumpeter Matt Von Roderick said when asked about how a trumpeter
ends up rapping and singing on his debut album - "Hero's Journey." "A singer
is really a musician. A core element of the three that has been with me...the spoken word...more
direct - through story telling. Jazz is amazing...the biggest gift to the entire world.
Some circles don't know how to relax."
Jazz certainly can make you
relax, but Matt puts another twist to his music with his rapping and I must say his flow is impressive enough to
make you want to move. His debut project "Hero's Journey" offers 12 selections,
11 originals and one cover of the classic "What a Wonderful World."
"'Hero's Journey' ...is a return to love," he pointed out. "It's my desire
to connect with people."
As a trumpet player Matt has played on the
stage with such great artists as Musiq Soulchild, Neil Diamond, Dionne Warwick and with the "Saturday Night
"Follow your heart," the multi-talented
musician said about life's journey after mentioning to me that he knew about my bio-book
titled "Journey to Love". He said life has shown him
clearly how true that statement, "follow your heart," is.
My favorite selections
on the "Hero's Journey" project include the first song on the album "Seize the
Night" because of his impressive rapping style and also the way he makes his horn
flip , the third selection "All For You" was so powerful and explosive, and I
think I hear a bit of The Beatles flavor mixed in there somewhere, and the remake of one of my favorite classic songs,
this song never fails to make me cry, "What a Wonderful World," you can not go wrong
with this masterpiece of a song and Matt did not disappoint, in fact he provided a very
fresh Jazz twist to it.
COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million
with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business
Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times.
www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: Sat October 22, 2016 (TBC) the "Uplifting Minds II" Free Entertainment Conference arrives
at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood, CA. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.)