Join Us For OneLife LA On Jan 17, 2015

On Saturday January 17th our entire family is excited to be speaking at OneLife LA in downtown Los Angeles. OneLife LA is the first-ever large-scale event celebrating the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.

Hello, can you say awesome!

one life la noahs dad

If there’s anyway you can make it out to the event we would love for you to come out and show your support for all human life, and we’d love to meet you as well! The day will kick off with a walk in downtown LA, followed by a fun time of entertainment, speakers, food-trucks, and an all around good time!

Check out the video below for more information, and be sure to leave a comment and let us know if you can come out and join us!

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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. Bernadette Rafferty says

    Because I’m disable and don’t drive any more I can not be there. I do love ur posts. One of my cousins had down’s and I’ll always support u in getting the word out, that ALL PEOPLE ARE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF GOD

  2. I have been referencing and then following your blog for probably two years as I have dealt with and searched for the proper therapies for my developmentally delayed son. Your blog has been a blessing. I have found inspiration, hope and great ideas. This is why I was surprised and disappointed to find that after 6 months of inactivity on this blog about a boy with down syndrome journeying through development, I find an endorsement for a conference attacking woman’s rights.

    • But what about the rights of those who are too small or weak to defend themselves?

    • @Krystal – Since you’ve been following our blog / facbook page it shouldn’t be a surprise to you that we are 100% for all life from the moment of conception. No one here is attacking “women’s rights” rather we are standing for protection of everyone’s rights. (ie: making sure the rights of little babies in the womb are being protected as well.)

      92% of children with Down syndrome are aborted, and we want to be sure we are doing all that we can to stand up for them. (Check out this post for more info:

  3. I would love to be a part of this in LA…but there’s no info on it…time place…etc…please post this if you want local people to attend…a phone # to reach this event also would be great!

  4. Geraldine Mallon says

    What a wonderful idea. I would so love to be able to go to this, but I live in Belfast, Northern Ireland so, unfortunately, it’s not possible. But I will be with you in spirit. As the mother of a 14 year old girl with Down’s, I love to read your posts and I follow Noah’s progress on facebook. You have a lovely wee family. Keep up the good work!!

  5. Carol Marshall says

    Great idea but sorry I cannot make it.Hope you have a wonderful day

  6. nadia zolezzi says

    Hi, what a great idea!!I am in Italy with my little son, with ds like Noha, I follow your facebook page..I wish you 17 January will be a special is life!!!!ciao!!to all of you!!

  7. I have SO MUCH appreciated your ‘Noah’s Dad’ and have missed seeing it the past months. We have a precious Down Syndrome granddaughter that is a bit younger than your Noah. Oh, what a blessing she is to all of us! We just got the notice about the L.A. meeting….wish we would have known about it sooner and we might have tried to come….we live in Washington. God bless you as you continue to be an encouragement to so many!!

  8. God has blessed you with a precious gift, Noah, and your time and talent to share his journey in life with down syndrome. So many people are uneducated and scared of thing they don’t know about. I am thankful my sister-in-law’s test did not reveal my niece has down syndrome! She will be 18 years old this June and has been a blessing to so many people in her life. She loves to go to school and church. Loves to draw and dance. She is in a dance company of going adults that perform called company d. I encourage you to never put limits on what Noah can accomplish in his life.

  9. I love everything you are doing and your inspiration and love of life is beautiful. Thank you!

  10. I wish I could partake in this walk, however live in Va, but my heart supports you!

  11. Hi Rick,
    I found your website while I was searching for Family, Children & Relationship blogs. I really liked the way you are writing & the message that you want to spread the world & to all the families.
    We here at Affimity would be more happy to have you to share some of your thoughts on the Family Channel at Affimity Channel.

    Thank You

  12. my baby born with down, he is 5 moth old. we really need help how to take care my baby and one thing he got colostomy. plz advice. we belongs to india.

  13. What a great idea. I hope you get an excellent turnout

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