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Reeve Foundation: Who’s 2013’s Best Mom on Wheels?

  • May, Fri, 2013

Reeve Foundation: Who’s 2013’s Best Mom on Wheels?

Do you know an extraordinary mom who’s living with paralysis?

Nominate her now for the 3rd Annual Reeve Foundation Best Mom on Wheels Contest!

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation wants to celebrate every mom in our community.

Simply tell them in 200 words or less how the mom that is special to you has changed your life, your family’s life, or your community. Include a photo of your nominee.

All moms are eligible, whether biological, adoptive, or a foster mom. She does not have to use a wheelchair, but she must be living with paralysis.

“People think just because you have a spinal cord injury means you are not capable of being a mother,” says last year’s winner, Edna Escher-Gaston of Swarthmore, PA. Edna has a daughter, two step-daughters, and six grandchildren. “My daughter used to tell me when she was very young, ‘You’re still my mom.'”

This year’s winner will receive a $500 gift card from Tilt-A-Rack®, producer of Mobility hitch mounted aluminum carriers to make the transportation of wheelchairs, and electric mobility scooters eliminating the need for trailers — as well as the honor of being the 2013 Best Mom on Wheels!

You must submit your entry by midnight, May 14th. You can read all the official contest rules.
Reeve Foundation judges will review all the entries submitted and chose 10 semi-finalists who will be posted on their website.

Then the community will determine our winner with an online vote.
Honor a special woman in your lifeby nominating her to become this year’s Best Mom on Wheels!