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A2A Spotlight feature

A2A Spotlight feature on Rene Steelman, as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates Listen to the interview here A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell spotlights Rene Steelman and her efforts to help families with non-ambulatory children get wheelchair-accessible vans. ...

Former Tualatin resident sets up scholarship fund for TTSD students

René Steelman hasn’t lived in Tualatin for a decade, but that isn’t stopping her from helping local students. The newly formed Steelman Family Foundation grants scholarship awards to students in the Tigard-Tualatin School District who are bound for college or a vocational training program. Steelman has six children. Her oldest son was among the first students to graduate from Tualatin High School in the 1990s. Her youngest was born with severe disabilities and has cerebral palsy, rendering him wheelchair-bound and unable to...

Mother Shares Experiences of Life With Disabled Child in Book

Just in time for Mother’s Day, mom and author Rene Steelman is in town for a book signing. Rene is the mother of six children. Her sixth was born with Cerebral Palsy and severe disabilities. He is now 30. The journey of dealing with and coping with this life style change and life changing event inspired her to share her story in Heaven Sent & Bent – Becoming a Mother of Strength. “Having an ‘imperfect’ child gave me gifts beyond measure”, Steelman says, adding that a...