My number one hero is my old man Flip. He turned sixty 69 today which is unbelievable. What I admire about him; he came from a poor, poor, poor family. Flip went to Oregon to work for his family with his brother. When Flip got back to Minnesota he went to school to become the number one wrestler in Bemidji High School, and captain. Flip never finished high school because he had to work to make a living. Flip started his own business called Blain Brothers, in Blain Minnesota. He started with nothing and turned it into the biggest trucking repair shop in Minnesota. He was a smoker, but when my mom had my brother and I he quit smoking, all for his kids, he wakes up at the crack of dawn and works all day until the sun goes down. Even after he was told he had seven days until he would have a heart attack that would kill him. One year later Flip was rushed to the hospital the night of Sam's graduation party, and was told by the doctor that she was amazed that he was still alive. Flip ended up having seven stomach ulcers. After his journey through that life it amazes me how he keeps going. Flip does everything for everyone else and nothing for himself.
Submitted by Anonymous
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