We are back! Rachel made it safely and just in time to help deliver a baby! For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about, you can follow Rachel’s weekend adventure on her blog. She just installed twitter, where she can write little tidbits of her day.
The Willamette Valley Down Syndrome Buddy Walk in Salem, OR was a huge success. If I had to estimate, I would say there were about 1,200-1,300 people at the event. All the children were so excited to see Rachel and had a chance to meet her before she performed.
We even had enough time to make canolli’s that someone heard were Rachel’s favorite treat. The Salem Journal had a great spread in the newspaper, from pictures taken by Nathaniel (Nacho) Cordova, also announcing the Buddy Walk in tandem with the Salem Heights Elementary School visit and presentation with Rachel.
After the Buddy Walk, Rachel flew home to Salt Lake City to help deliver a baby and I flew to Denver. Rachel was unable to find a flight from SLC to Denver …but she got in a rental car with her husband and drove 8 hours to Denver to appear at the Oh Baby! Baby and Family Expo.
Her performance was touching as she related the experience she was having and how she knew there were people in Denver that needed to hear her message. It turns out, she was able to stick around for a little while after her presentation in Denver enough to sign autographs and take pictures. Then she ran to catch the next flight to Salt Lake City to hopefully make it in enough time to help her friend deliver a baby! Well, everyone….she made it!
The presentations were amazing…and it was so cool to meet children, families and friends who have benefited from Signing Time. Thank you to all of our fans who have made this possible. We will continue to post pictures from the event on our website under the community/photo album category in the next couple days.
Again, if you are interested in scheduling an event, please feel free to send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Rachel appearance.’