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Believe Tour Crew Profile: Barbara

June 13, 2012

Since the Believe Tour started, many folks have asked about the members of D’s new crew. In this ongoing series, we’ll take a look at the people traveling with Darius to help share his music and his mission. Next up: Barbara!

Barbara Smalley handles all of the logistics of the Darius Goes West Foundation. On the Tour, she scheduled the shows, serves as road manager, is an administrator of the Facebook page, and heads merchandise sales.

On the original trip in the film and the year-long fundraising tour, Barb managed everything from DGW Headquarters in Athens, GA. This time, she got to travel with Darius!

Her laid back yet hardworking style is a perfect match for the road, and she has a blast meeting hosts face-to-face (some of whom she’s Skyped with or emailed for years).

She’s also a moose expert! Like the young fan above, members of the crew appreciate all that Barbara does. Here are their thoughts.

Ced: “I get to go on all these travels, all thanks to her. So she’s got all my love.”

Dirt: “She’s a pro. She makes the wheels spin.”

Mo: “I have known Barb for a little over a year now and I’ve learned two things in that time.

1. If it’s in her way she’s gonna trip over it
2. If you need help she will move mountains for you”

Darius: “I love Barb.”

Pete probably sums it up best: “That’s mom right there. Can’t get no better than that.”

And yesterday was her birthday! Happy 23rd, Barbara. We love you!

Click these links to read profiles on Amble, Ced, Dirt, Pete, and Mo.

48 Responses to “Believe Tour Crew Profile: Barbara”

  1. On June 14th, 2012, kathy said:

    Happy happy birthday Barb!! Can’t wait to have you home! xoxo kat

  2. On June 14th, 2012, Jackie said:

    Huh, who knew I could be at a loss for words at how truly phenomenal this woman is… We LOVE you Barb!

  3. On June 14th, 2012, Lelia said:

    Happy Belated Birthday Barbara. The Ginders love you!

  4. On February 28th, 2013, liam said:

    Hello Darius. I have recently finished watching your movie at my school. It was very interesting and encouraging.

  5. On February 28th, 2013, Chris said:

    I have recently finished watching Darius Goes West. This was an amazing movie that was very life changing. Good luck Darius!

  6. On February 28th, 2013, Zackie said:

    Hey Darius. Our guidance teacher showed us the movie you made! I was really inspired by it to send money.

  7. On February 28th, 2013, Tyler said:

    Hi Darius I recently finished watching Darius Goes West and it was an inspiring movie

  8. On February 28th, 2013, Sloan said:

    Hey Darius,I watched your movie and you are so inspiring to me. I hope you make a lot more money for your foundation. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3

  9. On February 28th, 2013, Michael said:

    Darius, Your raps nice.

  10. On February 28th, 2013, Josh said:

    Hi

  11. On February 28th, 2013, Michael said:

    Darius Your raps nice.

  12. On February 28th, 2013, Ben said:

    Hi Darius. I am very happy that you are doing this for a great cause. Your movie was very inspiring. Thanks for everything you do.

  13. On February 28th, 2013, Riley said:

    Our class just recently finished watching Darius Goes West and it was very moving and inspiring. I would really like to help out, not only with DMD, but with any local foundation that I could help raise money for. Best of luck to you, Darius!

  14. On February 28th, 2013, KeViN said:

    i loved your movie it really opened up my eyes to see how some people can not do what they want because they are in a wheel chair and that place is not wheel chair accecable and that should change]

  15. On February 28th, 2013, Ben said:

    Dude your raps are nice and you got a good beat. Keep up the nice rhymes.

  16. On February 28th, 2013, Jessica said:

    Hey Darius! I watched Darius Goes West with my class. You inspired me to make a bigger difference in my community! <3

  17. On February 28th, 2013, McKenna said:

    Hey Darius,
    My name is McKenna. In my class we watched the Darius Goes West movie. I was so inspired that I bought the movie so I could watch it with my family and friends. You have the greatest friends ever to help you with your journey west. You are so strong for fighting this long. Duchenne must be tough but millions of people believe you!
    Best of luck Darius!
    P.S. GLOSLOBI

  18. On February 28th, 2013, Tommy said:

    Hey Darius, our class finished watching Darius Goes West and it was awesome. I like the part where you said “goslabi.” That was hilarious.

  19. On February 28th, 2013, IbraDeemius said:

    YOU ARE SO INSPIRATIONAL

  20. On February 28th, 2013, IbraDeemius said:

    Your raps are SWAGGER

  21. On February 28th, 2013, Ashley said:

    Hi Darius! I saw your documentary during school and it was very inspiring, encouraging, and interesting! I really hope you raise a lot of money for your condition and I hope that they find a cure for it! You are an amazing rapper! You changed millions of people’s minds about helping out not only people in your community, but also people throughout the world.

  22. On March 7th, 2013, Eastwood said:

    hello Darious,

  23. On March 7th, 2013, Eastwood said:

    hello Darious

  24. On March 7th, 2013, tori said:

    nice job keep going you really inspired me and my family!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. On March 7th, 2013, Jules said:

    Hey Darius! I saw your movie that you made and I almost cried at the end because they did not pimp you wheelchair. I am proud of you!

  26. On March 7th, 2013, Katie said:

    Hi Darius I saw your movie along with the rest of my class. I’m glad that you finally got you wheelchair pimped. It was very encouraging to me.

  27. On March 7th, 2013, XxxKobeBryantXxx said:

    Hey Darius!!!!!!! I feel so sorry for you. The reason why is because you have a bad disorder. I am a huge 76ers fan and Hawks fan. I could take you to a game.

    Have a great day!!!!.

  28. On March 7th, 2013, shlabalabadingdomng said:

    Hey Darius, i saw your movie in oneof my classes in school. And i just wanted to say it really touched me and i started helping out with my community.

  29. On March 7th, 2013, MayBach Central said:

    Hello Darius, I watched your movie/video and im actually a little helping now with people. I’m happy that you have so many people that love you, so i wanted to tell you come back east now haha. Well keep your strength up and do well. My names Jordan Smith and im shouting out from Glasgow,De

  30. On March 7th, 2013, maxy baby said:

    hey darius ur movie is inspirational so keep goin!!!!!

  31. On March 7th, 2013, Catherine said:

    That’s awesome Darius. Keep going! I watched your movie and it was really good. It meant a lot to me and made me feel like I had to do something about it. You made me really think about what I’m doing with my life. Thank You!

  32. On March 7th, 2013, Michelle said:

    Hi Darius, your story is so inspirational and COOL. You’re an amazing rapper and an inspiration to my whole school. We spent about three weeks watching your movie and I think we all learned a lot out of it. d:^)

  33. On March 7th, 2013, maxy baby said:

    Hey Darius, your movie was really inspirational! Keep goin!

  34. On March 7th, 2013, me said:

    U ROCK DUDE…LOVE YOUR RAP!!!

  35. On March 7th, 2013, joe mama said:

    nice darius lost so much weight and he looks funny because his clothes are way to big for him

  36. On March 7th, 2013, eddie said:

    darius goes west was a good movie

  37. On March 7th, 2013, Addi the more awesome than Adam said:

    Are class saw your movie, And Your wheelchair was awesome after it was pimped out. Now we are doing a project where we can volunteer for stuff because of your movie.

  38. On March 7th, 2013, Antonio IS The AWESOMEST said:

    Our class just finished watching your video. In the end we saw your ride get pimped and unlike ibradeamus who said your rap is swagger which they are your ride looks awesome.

  39. On March 7th, 2013, Adam The Awesome (ADDI LIES) said:

    Yo Darius, you rock. You look awesome in your pimped up wheel chair. I don’t know if you can respond, but it’d be awesome if you could. Oh, and the “e-mail” isn’t real. Just sayin’. You made me want to do so much more for the community……here it comes…………GGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBBBBBIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!

  40. On March 7th, 2013, Eli said:

    Darius, your movie was a amazing and so inspirational! I have four cousins that have autism, and after watching your movie, I know that there is hope for them and for you. It’s exciting that soon, there will be a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

  41. On March 7th, 2013, gassy gus said:

    suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn………… that’s all.

  42. On March 7th, 2013, Daniel said:

    Your movie made me feel all fuzzy inside. :)

  43. On March 7th, 2013, MimiLovesGummyBearz! said:

    Heyyyyy! I watched your movie and your story is very inspirational. Ive been volunteering and I even tried goslabi and uh, btw its not very good.

  44. On March 7th, 2013, maxy baby said:

    Hey Darius your movie was really inspirational!!! Keep goin

  45. On March 7th, 2013, joe mama said:

    dgw know about it

  46. On March 7th, 2013, Antonio IS The AWESOMEST said:

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  47. On March 7th, 2013, gassy gus said:

    suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. I like chicken, you like chicken, we all like chicken. I loved your movie. And what happened to your cool weelchair?

  48. On March 7th, 2013, you said:

    your movie changed my life and i am glad that you did

    thanks.

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