Contestant #6 Vincent and Susan Russo and Eric and Elizabeth Einhart
Our Family Rises to the Occasion
Our Theresa Cake was inspired by the Annual NAELA Theresa Award, which honors a NAELA attorney in recognition for his or her advocacy for people with special needs. We (Lizzy) made the cake for the contest from scratch.
Established in 1992, the Theresa Foundation grants funds for arts, music, dance, and recreational programs to help children with special needs attain the highest level of educational, artistic, emotional, physical, and intellectual achievement possible. The Theresa Foundation was created by NAELA member and Foundation Trustee Vincent J. Russo, CELA, CAP, and his wife, Susan, in honor of their daughter, Theresa, who was born severely disabled and passed away when she was just five and a half years old.