Dear Dad – A Father’s Day Message from Sons to Dads
Father’s Day is the perfect time to reflect on all that our fathers do for us. For boys with Duchenne, it’s a day that they get to cherish their fathers a little more for their exemplary strength and courage as they battle side by side with their sons against this incurable disease.
The boys put their appreciation into words. Here’s some of their stories:
Beck, a 7–year-old from Flowery Branch, GA, is thankful for his father’s patience and guidance. According to Beck, his father continues to spend time with him and he cherishes the smaller moments together.
“Dad, thank you for taking care of me and loving me. Thank you for my always helping with my medicine. I love it when you take me to work with you and when you take me on the boat. I love you.” -Beck
9- year-old Charlie, from Newport News, VA, and his dad share a special bond. Charlie admires his father’s genuine personality, ability to make everyone around him smile, and continued adoration for his family.
“My Dad is really cool and he likes to make us laugh. His best move is when he runs fast towards a curb, winds up his arms, and jumps really high off of a tiny curb. When he lands, he acts like he’s really tired and does a monkey run with his arms in the air to get away from us! I can never thank him enough, but I try by giving him hugs, playing video games with him, and telling him I love him.”-Charlie
For TJ, 13–year-old from Jefferson City, MO, it’s the little things from his father that he appreciates most. He’s thankful for the friend and companion his father has always been for him, constantly supporting him as he ventures through life.
“My dad always knows how to make things better. He helps me if I get stuck, or if I’m tired he helps pick me up. There are no right words to express my thanks, you are just an awesome dad.” -TJ
From Blanchard, OK, 5-year-old Grant cherishes his father for all that he does to ensure he has a memory-filled childhood. Grant’s Father continues to provide him and his family with unfaltering support as they face Duchenne together. Grant is forever thankful to his father.
“I’m so glad you are my Dad. I want everyone to know how nice my Dad is. My daddy plays with me, plays video games with me, he loves me, he helps me and he stretches me every day. Daddy, you are my favorite! You are the best guy and I love you. I want to give you a big hug! I love you so much that I want to sing you a song. I’m thankful to God for giving me a Daddy like you.” –Grant
Dads, your strength and dedication to your families does not go unnoticed. Thank you for being you. Happy Father’s Day!