Maple Grove, MN - MGM_0313_2246_Laux - Steve Laux, 35, back right, with wife Chau and Mackenzie (black polka dot dress) and daughters Dakota, (on the left with mom) and Devon, (on Laux lap). Laux of Maple Grove lives as a quadriplegic with a C5, C6 level spinal cord injury from a 1998 diving accident that occurred at Lake Superior. Despite his limitations in using a wheelchair, this dad of three has made a big impact on the community. Last summer, Laux won the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s 2012 Best Dad on Wheels award thanks to almost 4,500 votes. “I couldn’t be happier to have been a part of this contest,” says Laux.
When Laux is not at home with wife, Chau, almost four-year-old Mackenzie, and 16-month-old twin daughters Devon and Dakota, he is hard at work as a Market Development Consultant for Medtronic, Inc. An all-around good guy, Laux also sits on the board of several local nonprofits such as the Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Association and he also volunteers at the Courage Center. date: Sunday January 6, 2013. Photo by © Todd Buchanan 2013 Technical Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 612-226-5154.