Next Step Orlando 10th Annual Walk-N-Roll-A-Thon

Help raise funds for the Next Step Orlando scholarship program.

October 3, 2019
spinal cord injury



Earlier this year I was honored to help emcee the 10 year Celebration Gala for Next Step Orlando. Like many people, I wasn't aware of this great organization and the fine work they do to give hope and help to those who have to live with a spinal cord injury. The story on how Next Step came to Orlando is amazing and emotional to say the least. A very strong woman and mother was determined to give her daughter the best care and life after suffering a spinal cord injury from a car accident. 

Liza Riedel, Executive Director, told me when her daughter Amanda was released from the hospital there was no help or place to continue Amanda's physical therapy. In fact, the medical team practically told Liza there wasn't more that could be done. Thank goodness Liza did not accept that as an answer. Read her and her daughter, Amanda's amazing journey here

October 12th Next Step Orlando holds their next big event not just to raise funds for the continued physical therapy for their clients but to demonstrate what determination, physical therapy and a lot of love can accomplish! Please join me as I again have the honor of emceeing another wonderful event for Next Step Orlando. If you can't make this event then please consider donating to help others continue their physical therapy and also being accepted are lightly used or new athletic shoes. Thank you and God Bless you. ~grace

Grace Vasquez