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Happy National Caregivers Day 2022

2022-02-18T01:48:32+00:00February 15th, 2022|

Happy National Caregivers Day 2022 February 18 is National Caregivers day, a day dedicated to honoring individuals who selflessly provide personal care, and physical and emotional support to those who need it most. Caregivers are the angels who walk amongst us everyday, assisting America’s most vulnerable citizens and making a big difference in the lives [...]

Love is in the Air

2022-01-26T23:21:47+00:00December 30th, 2021|

Love Is In The Air The Christopher Smith Foundation’s team of dedicated volunteers were busy saying thank you to some very special people this holiday season by delivering gifts of gratitude to the caregiving community.  The Foundation, inspired by Christopher Smith’s magnificent life, provides gifts of appreciation to caregivers, both family and professional. When Christopher [...]

Lone Ranger: A solitary, sometimes mysterious heroic person.

2022-01-26T23:21:55+00:00November 2nd, 2021|

Lone Ranger: A solitary, sometimes mysterious heroic person. Families of children born with intellectual and developmental disabilities are most often lifelong caregivers. That was the case with our family because Christopher was born with Down syndrome and related disabilities. With an intellectual age of between two and seven that spanned over forty-eight years, he needed [...]

Happy Birthday, Christopher

2022-01-26T23:22:00+00:00May 27th, 2021|

Happy Birthday, Christopher May is a significant month for our family. This month, we celebrate my brother Christopher’s 51st birthday. This month also marks the 2nd anniversary of his passing. When I think of Chris (born with Down syndrome) and the occasion of his birthday, I can’t help but smile. Finding a gift for Chris [...]

The greatest things you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

2021-03-03T03:38:48+00:00March 2nd, 2021|

The greatest things you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. The Inspiration February 21st was National Caregiving Day, and the perfect opportunity to let my friends know why I created a nonprofit named after my beloved son Christopher. Through this foundation I embarked on a newly realized journey of recognizing [...]

Know a Caregiver? Five Easy Ways to Thanks Them This Year

2020-02-18T20:29:02+00:00February 28th, 2020|

Caregivers are such an essential part of many families' lives. Not only do they provide necessary assistance, they help to surround people with a circle of support and love that can enhance everyone's lives for the better. If a caregiver has made a real difference in the lives of you and your loved ones, here [...]

On Behalf of Christopher, Thank You To Caregivers Around The World

2020-01-22T16:05:39+00:00January 28th, 2020|

At the Christopher Smith Foundation, we honor the life of Christopher Smith by supporting, encouraging, and expressing our gratitude to caregivers. Christopher was born with Down syndrome and lived his life with many medical and physical problems. Yet he was able to transcend the restrictions and limitations prescribed for him since birth, surrounded by the love of [...]

How Caregivers Help Those Impacted By Down Syndrome and Other Disabilities

2020-01-22T16:01:48+00:00January 22nd, 2020|

For people living with disabilities, caregivers can be an essential part of living a great life and transcending imposed social barriers. For years, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) were pushed aside. Linda Smith, the founder of the Christopher Smith Foundation, recalls that when her son Christopher was born, even the doctors who assisted [...]

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