My dad, Rob, had a stroke in February of 2010. He was only 56 years old at the time. Since then he has been making progress towards recovery. He struggles everyday now with things that used to be simple tasks for him. He is now in a wheelchair most of the time but he is a fighter and truly an inspiration to those around him. He has a winning attitude and has never given up and continues to make everyone around him smile and laugh every day. He is the strongest person I have ever known and he is my hero. He is a ray of sunshine in my life and that is why he deserves the Sunshine Award.