He’s in to Formula One cars and coaches a power chair hockey team. He’s 26-year-old Simon Cantos and he has just received the Robert Ross personal achievement award for Pennsylvania. The honor is named after the late Robert Ross, who successfully ran the Muscular Dystrophy Association for so many years. Simon, of Lansdale, Montgomery County, is a North Penn High School graduate and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. He recently was an environmental compliance engineer until the Great Recession caught up with job. (Contact me if you think Simon might be a good fit for your company.) Simon has been praised for his volunteerism. He has a form of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy and works as a mentor for children with neuromuscular diseases. He also helps their families, doctors, nurses and therapists better understand what’s needed. He supports MDA, which adds that Simon “has made presentations at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to affected children and their families on transitioning into adulthood with CMD.” Simon Cantos, winner of the Robert Ross Personal Achievement Award!
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