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We received so much great feedback from our 2010 Best Dad on Wheels contest that we decided to do it all over again! From now through May 31 it is up to you to nominate a dad living with paralysis who is caring and loving, ambitious and motivating, and who simply a real-life everday role model.
Christopher Reeve said during a Keynote address at Brown University Parents’ Weekend in October 2011, “We cannot expect children to be replicas of us. From the minute they emerge from the womb they are already themselves. That must be honored, and they must given the tools and opportunities to go as far as they possibly can on their own.” The Reeve Foundation is looking for the “Best Dad on Wheels” who provides their children and communities with the “tools and opportunities” to grow.
Ten semi-finalists will be selected by a panel of judges based on the essay, photo, and optional video, submitted at ChristopherReeve.org/bestdad. (2010 semi-finalist Michael Porter pictured at right.) From June 6 through June 14, finalists will have their stories and photos featured on ChristopherReeve.org for the public to view and cast their votes. The winner will be announced on June 16 just in time to celebrate Father’s Day.
You can nominate the biological, adoptive, or foster father you know at ChristopherReeve.org/bestdad. The winning father will win bragging rights and a gift package compliments of vineyard vines.
Enter the dad you know for the 2011 Best Dad on Wheels Contest now!!!
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