Mindy Lee is May Winner of Celebrating OUR Citizens

Celebrating OUR Citizens May Winner

Tina, a family friend and Certified Sales Associate through the American Gem Society at Goldsmith Jewelers, who nominated Mindy: “Mindy has two children with an extremely rare genetic disorder. There are just under 100 children, worldwide, who have this disorder, Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata (RCDP), which is an autosomal recessive condition that occurs in both males and females and often affects people who have no known family history of the condition. Most children with RCDP do not survive past five years of age; few make it to their teen years. Now is as good of time as any to nominate Mindy Lee for all of her hard work and efforts in bringing awareness to this cause. She goes above and beyond for these children. Now is also a good time to help spread the word on the upcoming fundraiser.”

Mindy Lee: “North Royalton, thank you! Thank you for the honor of being a ‘Celebrating OUR Citizens’ awardee. I am really and truly humbled and honored because so many of you are OUR heroes. For years, our family has been on the receiving end of friendly firefighters, paramedics and an extraordinary school system in North Royalton that have gone above and beyond with the care of our children. I want to especially thank Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz and the entire council for their continued support of RhizoKids Ohio. We are grateful and feel so blessed living in a community where people consistently rise up for us and for our Rhizo Kids, Jake and Jordyn. We would love to see you at our fundraiser, ‘Kickin’ It for The Cure’, on Saturday, Oct. 8. It’s the good stuff we see in the faces of so many of you that makes us so proud to live in North Royalton, and I am so proud to be recognized as part of this city we love and call home.” For more on the fundraiser and RhizoKids, visit https://www.rhizokidsohio.com/en/

Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz: “This family does so much to raise awareness and funding for this extremely rare disorder that most people are unfamiliar with, in hopes of giving their children and other RhizoKids across the globe, a fighting chance at experiencing even the everyday things many of us take for granted. And though Mindy is completely immersed in caring for her two children, she is always eager to support our community in any way possible. She is a shining example of going above and beyond for others and for our community. Thank you, Mindy. We appreciate all you do for RhizoKids in Ohio and across the world.”

Celebrating OUR Citizens is a program of City of North Royalton OH, Tracy Marx, Realtor - Howard Hanna and your North Royalton Town Planner calendar. Future nominations can be made at https://form.jotform.com/213223581750046
Shown in the photo are Kurt and Tina both from Goldsmith Jewelers, Tracy Marx, Realtor - Howard Hanna, Mindy Lee and Mayor Antoskiewicz.