We are Back!

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.

Rachel has time to make Canolli's before WVDSA Buddy Walk
Rachel has time to make Canolli's before WVDSA Buddy Walk

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.

Rachel performing at WVDSA Buddy Walk
Rachel performing at WVDSA Buddy Walk

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 lindsey@signingtime.com with the subject ‘Rachel appearance.’

6 thoughts on “We are Back!”

  1. Katherine Spann

    Dear Rachel,
    Thank you for your selfless giving to those who are in need. I know it was tough to leave your own to come and offer your inspiring service. I have 3 year old Down Syndrom girl name Rachel will never forget you. Our prayers are with you.
    Katherine, Rachel, John, Joshua, and Richard Spann

  2. Rachel, Lindsey, thank you for such a delightful opportunity to meet you and be present with you (our whole family). Thank you also for the mention of my site. I’ve posted the pics on my Zenfolio gallery. I hope you like them. 🙂



  3. OH, forgot to mention, The Statesman Journal published an image this weekend. I’ll get copies and send them your way.



  4. Dear Rachel,
    My family and I would like to thank you for all of the outstanding work that you do. We really enjoyed your performance, as well as the opportunity to meet you in person! We were the Southern Oregon family who drove 4 hours to make the event. Hope to see you again soon!
    Aimee, Mark, and our 20 month old daughter Aiyanna (who absolutely loves you and goes around the house saying Rachel Time)

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