WORLD'S GREATEST FATHER!

MY DAD IS THE GREATEST!

I HAVE THE BEST DAD EVER! HE WAS A HARD WORKING MAN UNTIL HIS TERRIABLE ACCIENDENT. HE WAS WORKING ON UNIVERSITY ST. NEAR RICHWOODS HIGH SCHOOL, BACK IN 1979. HE GOT RAN OVER BY A ROAD GRADER(CATERPILLAR- TRACTOR) WHILE HE WAS WORKING CONSTRUCTION ON THE ROAD.
THAT'S WHEN HE FOUND HISSELF FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE. I WAS A LITTLE GIRL BACK THEN NOT UNDERSTANDING WHY MY DADDY WASN'T COMING HOME AFTER A HARD DAY OF WORK! ALL WE WERE TOLD IS THAT OUR DAD WAS HURT & WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. WE WERE UNABLE TO SEE HIM.BACK THEN OUR MOM TRIED NOT TO WORRY US GIRLS WITH WHAT HAD HAPPEN TO HIM. HE WAS IN ICU (INTENSIVE CARE UNIT) @ METHODIST HOSPITAL FOR 6MOS. UNABLE TO TALK OR RESPOND TO THE DOCTORS OR FAMILY MEMBERS. UNTIL ONE DAY HE WOKE UP, HE HAD ASK THE DOCTORS CAN HE SEE HIS CHILDREN THE DOCTOR APPROVE OUR VISIT. I REMEMBER SEEING MY DADDY IN WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A BIG TENT OVER HIM. NOT KNOWING HE WAS STILL FIGHTING TO LIVE FOR US.
UNTIL ONE DAY THEY MOVED HIM OUT OF ICU. THEN, THE NEXT PROBLEM THE DOCTORS TOLD HIM HE WON'T NEVER BE ABLE TO WALK AGAIN! THAT MEANS HE CAN'T WORK & HE BECAME DISABLE FROM THIS POINT ON. HE HAS PLASTIC HIPS, PINS & RODS IN HIS BACK. HE ISN'T ABLE TO SIT TO LONG AS WELL.
UNTIL ONE DAY DURING THERPY HE GOT UP ABLE TO STAND BEHIND HIS WHEEL CHAIR & TOOK HIS FRIST STEP! HE HAD TO LEARN HIS SELF TO WALK ALL OVER AGAIN BUT, HE DID IT! SHOCKING THE DOCTORS, NURSES & EVEN THE FAMILY. BUT HE WAS DETERMINED TO WALK AGAIN....
MY FATHER IS STILL LIVING & HE IS STILL WALKING WITH A HELP WITH A CANE BUT HE CAN WALK. HE LIVES IN PAIN EVERYDAY BUT HE STILL FIND TIME FOR US KIDS TO SPEND TIME WITH. OUR MOTHER DIED 6 YRS AGO & THIS WAS A BIG BURDEN ON US BUT HE TOOK THE BURDEN OFF OF US & TRIES TO HIDE THE FACT HE IS REALLY SICK WITH HIS HEALTH & HEART PROBLEMS. THE DOCTOR TOLD HIM IT WON'T BE MUCH LONGER BEFORE HE WILL BE IN A WHEEL CHAIR BUT HE IS DETERMIND TO LIVE EVERYDAY TO THE FULLIEST.
HE LOVES TO DO SEED BEAD WORK, BUT MOST OF ALL HE LOVES TO PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY! THAT'S WHY I SAY MY "DAD, IS THE GREATEST " BEHIND ALL HE HAS BEEN THREW & FACING HE STILL HAS TIME TO LAUGH,& LOVE HIS FAMILY & FRIENDS!

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