Photo by Sun StarBecause of his extraordinary contribution to his family of foster kids, Christopher Battle, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, was named “Wonder Dad Hero” by the Wonder bread company, as part of its effort to honor “Everyday Heroes”.

Christopher has devoted his life to helping children and has been a parent to foster kids, some with special needs, for more than 10 years. In addition to providing a caring and nurturing home for his wife and family, he works to instill in his children a commitment to giving back by encouraging them to do one good deed a week for someone they do not know.

He always supports their strengths and encourages their dreams. Whether it’s learning to play an instrument or joining the football team, no dream is out of reach.

Christopher’s picture and story will be featured on millions of limited edition Wonder bread packages in stores surrounding the Father’s Day weekend.

“It’s an honor to be named Wonder Dad,” said Christopher. “I owe it to my children, who are my inspiration, and have taught me the true meaning of unconditional love.”

In honor of its Wonder Heroes, including Mr. Battle, Wonder has made a $100,000 contribution to the USO’s United Through Reading program that eases the stress of separation for military families by having deployed parents read children’s books aloud on DVD for their kids to watch at home.

United Through Reading, in partnership with the USO has recorded more than 100,000 books to be enjoyed by families since 2006.

“Christopher has dedicated himself to making a difference by providing compassion, support and encouragement to children in need,” said Ann Oades, Director of Premium Bread Marketing for the bakers of Wonder. “We are proud to call him a Wonder Dad Hero.”


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