My father is my greatest hero. Although he is missing fingers from his left hand, is riddled with a liver disease, Hepatitis C and a Vietnam shrapnel wound that's eating his leg, he is constantly smiling, laughing, and doing things for friends and family members. He spends hours helping others even when his health is ailing, often for free. He lives with and takes care of his parents - cooking dinners every night and helping out when their health fails them, or when a chore needs to be done.
My father is such an inspiration to me. He is the best parent and example I could have ever asked for. He is unassuming and kind to everyone he meets. He stops to talk to strangers any time he's out running errands; often lifting a hand to help them with their groceries, getting the door for them, or simply striking up a friendly conversation.
I have seen life from a new perspective through my father. If he can do it, I can too. I cherish every day I can spend with him. He is such an enlightening inspiration to me. Through him I have learned the true meaning of happiness, laughter, kindness, and a gentle smile. He is such a great man, and I love him so very much.
Submitted by Anonymous
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