Laura-Lee Minutello is a twenty-four year old advocate and public speaker. Laura-Lee was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a birth mother who was a substance abuser. As a result of that addiction, she has Cerebral Palsy.
At the age of two, she was adopted into a loving family, who taught her to be strong and confident. At the age of four, Laura was the poster child for United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk County, and even at that young age, she was a strong advocate. Shortly thereafter, Laura's family moved to Florida, where they have lived since, and where Laura's advocacy continues to this day.
At the age of seven, she and her family were instrumental in changes that were made in ADA policy, park accessibility, and the increased amount of activities for children with disabilities at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay. At the age of ten, she “adopted” Senator John McKay (who at the time was President of the Florida State Senate) for one year, during that time, she corresponded with him frequently and visited him a number of times.