Patrick Hughes was born blind and with physical restrictions that keep him in a wheelchair. Can you imagine how his father must have felt? Patrick Senior often wondered, “Why us?” But then …
Longtime NCF friend and fathering advocate David Hirsch describes his inspiring work to combat father absence and encourage dads in challenging situations.
Whether you have a child with a physical challenge, a learning disability or an emotional problem, you might benefit from these six thoughts.
Most dads don’t think about the responsibility of caring for a disabled child until they experience it first hand.
I would never say that I have handled the various challenges perfectly, but there are some important things I have learned along the way
Isn’t that real life for dads? Accepting your role, whether you’re in the middle of a challenge or just doing what needs to be done?
Encouragement for fathers facing challenges right now, whether it’s a physical issue, a behavior concern, maybe not being able to see your kids, or something else.
Rob says he and his family members are all better people because they went through through unusual circumstances.
We recognize dads who demonstrate the true heart of fatherhood. They face challenges that most of us can barely imagine, and yet they persevere and serve their families with selflessness and unwavering dedication.
Anthony’s reaction motivated me. I hadn’t seen him smile since the day we transferred from Cardiac Care to Rehab. I was sure he needed to have some fun.