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An East Texas man has been nominated to become the "Best Dad on Wheels", but he needs your vote to capture the title.More >>
An East Texas man has been nominated to become the "Best Dad on Wheels", but he needs your vote to capture the title. More >>
PITTSBURG, TX (KLTV) -
The votes are in and an
East Texas man has come in an extremely close second in a national contest
called 'Best Dad on Wheels.'
"I didn't realize the impact of me just
living my life going forward had on others," says Jason Hammonds from Pittsburg.
For weeks, votes had been cast in the
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation 'Best Dad on Wheels 'competition, and
Hammonds was neck and neck in the final day's voting.
"My three kids and my fiancee told me
that I was nominated, that was the greatest day right there - just the fact that
they felt enough to nominated me meant the world to me," Jason says.
Jason was paralyzed from the chest down in a
motorcycle accident 5 years ago, but he never let that stop him from being a
"You're not doing it for any kind of
prize or pay , you're doing it for the satisfaction of your children," he
He was flooded with e-mails and phone calls
supporting him, but came up just percentage points short.
His fiancee and children nominated him for
the award, and though disappointed, still think Jason is the winner.
"Well we were kind of disappointed
because we had worked so hard to get votes for him because we truly thought
that he was the best dad on wheels. But its all good because he is the best dad
on wheels," says fiancee Jennifer Massey.
"Its a win-win situation because the
whole goal was to get exposure for the reeve foundation and what they
do," Hammonds says.
For Jason, winning doesn't matter.
"Just the fact that my kids, my family,
finding out the way my friends feel the way they do , it means more to me than
any prize i could win. I felt like a winner the day i was nominated," says
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
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