Noah’s Dad | Interview With Fox 4 Dallas About Down Syndrome, Our Story, and

Our Fox affiliate in Dallas spent some time at our home this afternoon, and afterwards invited us to their studio to do an interview about the story we’re telling through our son, Noah. We’re grateful that Fox 4 gave this story so much airtime, and treated our family, and our story, with the utmost respect.  Thank you Fox 4!

You can watch the video of their interview with us above, and read the article by clicking the link below.

Noah’s Dad Working to Change Down Syndrome Attitudes:

We’re thankful that so many media outlets are helping show the world that children born with Down syndrome are worth it.  We also want to say thank you for all of the kind words, and the out pouring of support that so many of you have expressed.  We are humbled and honored…more than you’ll ever know.

And by the way…wasn’t Noah looking uber-cute in his bow tie?!) 🙂

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About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.


  1. What a beautiful child! Thank you so much for sharing your story. What a blessing!

  2. Mae Hagemeyer says

    Love it! I think your Noah and my Davian look so much a like!

  3. Yaaaaay! Great job Noah! You guys really are doing something spectacular!

  4. Wow! Incredible, Rick. I totally teared up. Such a great story! 😀

  5. Love it! Took a pic with my webcam of 4 month old Corbin and I watching it. Also, I love that Noah is just as much of a narcissist as Corbin – he can’t stop looking at himself either. 😀

  6. I can’t help but smile every time I see Noah’s face!

  7. This is fantastic! What a wonderful news story. And, yes, love Noah’s Bow tie. He’s so adorable. 🙂

  8. Awesome Awesome Job all 3 of you!!! Thankyou Again for showing the whole world our story of being a parent with a very special child!!

  9. Great interview. You have a beautiful family. Enjoy every minute. My Jacob is almost 6 yrs old now and we are loving everyday.

  10. Wow! That was really neat.

  11. Noah is uber-cute bowtie or not! 🙂 Thanks for everything you are doing! I hope you do get to go on The Ellen Show, that would be awesome!! I’m glad I started following your blog so long ago when my Noah we just 3 months old, you’ve been an inspiration!

  12. I have enjoyed reading and seeing your posts about Noah. I have so wanted to share our amazing story of our Zachary but have no clue how to begin. I kept a journal of Zach when he was born and really want to turn our story into a book. I tried reaching out to some talk shows with NO response. See, Zach was born three months premature, weighing 1 pound 14 ounces. He already had so much stacked against him and then we learned he had Down syndrome as well as two holes in his heart. Long story short, he went thru many surgeries and procedures before coming home for the first time at 5 months. He is such a miracle to say the least. He wasn’t expected to live and in fact came extremely close to death many times. He is a fighter and is for sure a gift from God with a big purpose. Please please email me and let me know if you have any advice or suggestions on how we can share our story and put it out there too like you. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful gift!!! Susan

  13. Oh…You guys did such a great job! I loved how much airtime they gave you and that the women interviewing you could not resist holding Noah! And when he clapped…I was sitting on the edge of my seat and cheering for him and he did it!! Awesome. Thank you for sharing on behalf of all of us on the same path!

  14. Your blog is such a breath of fresh air. I subscribed 2 days ago and I look forward to reading your posts at work! I to have an angel with Down Syndrome. My 7 year old brother Christian. I have been wanting for so long to blog about my experience but have put it off for so long. I intend on sharing my experience with Chris in the near future as well and thank you for igniting a fire I thought had burnt out. Thank you for inspiring parents and families. Thank you for spreading the word. Thank you for caring enough to want to take time out of your busy life to make others aware that these children alike any other child is an absolute blessing. Noah is gorgeous! God bless your family.

    • Denise,
      I saw this post and I wanted to encourage you to start that blog. You have a unique story. You are a sibling, and your brother is older. I have noticed that there isn’t much written by siblings and most of the blogs stop when the child is about Christians age. So if you started now then it would fill two unique roles.
      Go for it!

      • Thank you so much Kim. I didn’t expect to hear from anyone. That means a lot to me that there are others out there who want to hear someone’s story…mine in particular. I appreciate the words of encouragement and am excited to plan the beginning of yet another story to tell about the amazing special needs community and the families and friends that are blessed to know them. Thanks again for the words of encouragement. They are very much appreciated.

  15. michelle chou says

    awesome! i love seeing you guys and noah on the air! please continue to post all the articles and new clips that tell your story!!!

  16. genevie- josephs mommy says

    LOVED the interview! so exciting to see you guys on my favorite news channel. Thanks again for all you guys are doing. Noah was amazingly handsome with that bowtie! he is a natural-born star!

  17. All three of you are so inspirational. This site is an example of what internet technology is truly for. Bringing people together, who can feel so alone, in these situations. Thank you for sharing your story. Reading your experience of the day Noah was born, was so eerily similar to what my wife and I experienced with our daughter in November. The hush of silence in the hospital room, followed by the anguish, followed by the triumph of love.

    Noah’s strength, courage, and bright smiling face are truly a gift from God…but also a reflection of how wonderful his parents are. Thank you for giving parents in a similar situation a nice outlet, and an uplifting perspective. May God bless you all.

  18. This is such a powerful and important message that you are sharing, and I feel honored to be able to see Noah and watch him grow up.

    Thank you!

  19. Scott and Vanessa says

    Yahoooo!!! Noah is such a super star! We are so proud to be a part of your audience. It was great to see the whole family and looking so good! How cute was Noah?!?!?!? Sooooo cute!! You three are such an inspiration. Thank you for spreading the word. I can’t thank you enough. Seriously – you three are angels! ANGELS!

  20. Hi, did you read my post I submitted?? I would love to be able to talk to you a bit. Please let me know. I know your busy but I could use suggestions. Thanks Noah’s dad!!

  21. There couldn’t be a better family to represent our children!! You three are awesome!

  22. This is such a powerful and important message that you are sharing, and I feel honored to be able to see Noah and watch him grow up.

  23. Yippeee. We’re so happy happy to see some good press for some good kids. And Noah is a DOLL. Bow-tie! It just doesn’t get much cuter… Best wishes from our family to yours.

  24. Laurencrowell says

    thank u so much for letting be a apart of your sons life i to had a baby with ds but 5 days short of his thrid bday passed away in his sleep and seeinmg your son makes me  cry caue he is so sweet and i so wish everyday that i to had my baby here but he showed me and my family more in three years then i wouold never know they are they happeist kids on earth and u are more the blessed to have some one like him thanks again he makes my heart melt

  25. maddison jacobs says

    good job noah n mommy n daddy too  you are a true blessing to others .

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