The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has selected Courage Center volunteer Steve Laux as one of ten finalists in its annual Best Dad on Wheels Contest. The winner will be determined by the public through online voting, so your support is critical. Steve is a candidate you can really get behind – here’s why.
Steve and his wife Chau have three daughters, McKenzie (3) and twins, Dakota and Devon (10 months). In addition to being a great Dad, Steve also works full time as a marketing executive with Medtronic, Inc. and actively volunteers at Courage Center, assisting in many areas over the past eight years, most recently bringing his marketing skills to the promotion of ABLE, an innovative activity-based locomotor exercise program for people with paralysis.
Steve (a c5 quadriplegic) has a rare ability to balance his life to bring joy to his children, whether it be dropping McKenzie off at pre-school on his way to work or assisting with the numerous, often fast-paced life of having 10 month-old twin daughters. According to his nominator, Kurt Wiger, Steve truly embodies the definition of “Dad.”
To vote for Steve, go to the website (http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.8110781/k.5F4F/Vote_for_the_2012_Best_Dad_on_Wheels.htm) no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 17, 2012, and cast your vote. The winner will be announced on the Reeve Foundation’s website on Monday, June 18.
“There are many men out there who, like Christopher Reeve, have embraced the importance of family and fatherhood in the face of great physical challenges,” said Peter T. Wilderotter, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation President and CEO. “This is why we are once again looking to recognize a father who lives with paralysis and exhibits compassion, dedication and positivity, and honor him as the Best Dad on Wheels.”
About the Reeve Foundation
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information please visit their website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-225-0292.