Dakotah Arthur Smith was born September 17, 1998 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. When Dakotah was an infant he showed little sign of I-cell. As Dakotah got older his physical appearance and developmental delay caused his family concern. By 6 months he was diagnosed with scoliosis, at 9 months developmental delays were becoming more prominent and by a year his eyesight was weakening. At an ophthalmologist appointment the doctor noticed cornea clouding and referred Dakotah to a geneticist. At 18 months old Dakotah was diagnosed with a genetic disorder that his parents never thought they would be able to pronounce. The diagnosis was Mucolipidoses, which is a fatal genetic disorder. Despite numerous surgeries, doctor appointments, and physical challenges, Dakotah was an active, loving, intelligent child. He lit up the room with his arrival and his presence touched everyone in a way they couldn’t explain. Dakotah loved his family, friends, music, veggie tales, SpongeBob, and Doritos. Dakotah attended preschool through the intermediate units and eventually a local public school where he become popular with his peers and enjoyed learning. Dakotah overcame several obstacles that doctor’s predicted he wouldn’t such as potty training. He had a huge “happy heart" and smile, inspiring everyone who knew him. On April 20, 2006 Dakotah passed away. As the years without Dakotah continue we are visited by butterflies, sunny skies, and reminders that he watches over us.