Writer & Author
Wife & Mother
As a young girl growing up in poverty and abuse, Linda Smith faced insurmountable challenges that would have left most people broken and defeated. During her troubled youth she was pressed to find her voice and become a self-advocate, or lose her voice and become a victim. As a new mother the world told her yet again to “give up,” as her baby boy was born with Down syndrome and a disclaimer and expiration date. It was said, “Your son will be a burden. He won’t live long. Give him up to an institution and move on!” Since that time, Linda Smith has made it her life’s mission to be a champion for all people with disabilities.
Linda Smith is mother, wife, philanthropist, author, fundraiser, public speaker, disability advocate, and storyteller. Learn about Linda’s Life now.
Keep up with Linda
The Linda’s Life blog is a great information source for following Linda along her travels, news about her work and learning expert advice on advocacy, writing, fundraising and more.
Reinventing Life Growing up in England I was a quiet introspective child, much of my time spent on the lookout,
Living the dream life.
There’s no doubt that the past several years have been momentous, and it’s fair to say that on reflection we
What’s Going On With Linda
The Linda’s Life blog keeps up with Linda Smith and her travels. It will also provide news about Linda and her work.
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LINDA HAS RAISED OVER $500 MILLION. LET HER FUNDRAISE FOR YOU.
“What Linda has done for our community, and on a larger scale, the community of those living with intellectual disabilities, is just astonishing. I am not a religious man, but this woman should be sainted.”