Archives for 2013

How You Can Help My Son Not Get Possibly Murdered Over A Movie Ticket One Day #JusticeForEthan

Back in February I wrote about Ethan Saylor; a 26 year old man with Down syndrome who was murdered by police over a 12 dollar movie ticket. Ethan Robert Saylor went to watch a screening of “Zero Dark Thirty,” and after the movie was finished  briefly left the theater before walking back into the theater to watch the movie a second time.

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Noah’s Story Is The Life Of The Week On Live Action News!

Millions of people have been given a window into the life of a family raising a child born with Down syndrome, and my hope is countless children have been brought to full term as a result of connecting with a resource on our blog, or interacting with the thousands of families on our Facebook page!

When we started on this journey a few years ago we had no idea the plans God had to use Noah’s life and story to bring hope and encouragement to so many. We are so proud of this kid!

Today I was humbled to see that Live Action News decided to feature Noah’s story as their “Life Of The Week.” I was encouraged by the article and especially encouraged that they published several quotes I  made about the sanctity of life as well.

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Spoiler Alert: Noah’s A Big Brother!

We’re excited to announce that NOAH’S A BIG BROTHER!!!

And as you can tell by looking at that super duper smile on this face, he is excited!!! And so are we! In fact, we got to see our new baby, and hear his/her heart beat for the first time last week…and yes, I teared up! New life is such a beautiful thing.

Like all proud parents I have no shame in sharing pictures and videos of my children every chance I get, so let me be the first to introduce you to either Speck Wildhorse Smith (if we have a boy) or Audio Science Smith (if we have a girl.) …..Just kidding, I saw those names on a list of the strangest celebrity baby names! (Although Pilot Inspektor Smith does have a nice ring to it.) 🙂

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Sea World’s Special Needs Discount Program Is Epic! Here’s The Details.

This weekend we were invited by Sea World San Antonio to come check out their park (which has an awesome new water park!) and to learn about their special needs discount program. I had no idea Sea World offered discounts to families with children raising special needs, but they do, and it’s a great deal.

Here are some of the details:

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Milestone Alert: Noah Takes His First Steps!

As some of you (especially those of you follow our story on Facebook) may remember about a year ago Noah took his first steps! I was lucky enough to not be there 🙁 I was hanging out with my family in Colorado for a brief visit so of course Noah thought that was a good time to try out this major milestone. Thanks to technology I was able to witness it via FaceTime, and over and over again thanks to video.

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