SkyRise Chicago 2018

The reason we climb
The reason we climb

Steiner Stair Steppers

Our family will be participating in SkyRise 2018 to honor our Grandma, Marie Steiner, and Uncles Bill and Bob. SkyRise supports The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (formerly RIC). SRA Lab specializes in spinal cord injuries that have helped the lives of numerous families, including ours.

Our Uncle Bill was just 26 years old when he was in a car accident and became paralyzed from the neck down. Even though his accident changed his life dramatically, his attitude was always positive. Bill’s outlook on life is something each of us deeply admire. His life didn't stop because of his accident, he made the best of his situation and was an extraordinary role model for our entire family as well as friends and fellow patients.

Throughout his life, Bill received amazing treatment and support from RIC. He had complete faith in the team at RIC and felt that they truly understood his injury. Our Grandma and Uncle Bob were Bill's primary caregivers, and spent countless hours with RIC staff learning how to best care for Bill and the complications that arose from his injury.

Within a year and a half, we lost Marie, Bill and Bob. To honor them, we started a new tradition in 2014 to take part in SkyRise as a family to give back to the organization that was such an important part of our family. We are continuing the tradition for the 5th year by participating in SkyRise and will be climbing the 103 flights (2,109 stairs) to the top of the Willis Tower to raise funds for the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.

Please help us support the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab of Chicago so they can continue to provide world-class care for patients and their families with spinal cord, traumatic brain and stroke injuries.

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