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Gifts on Father's Day
by: Mary A. Aversano, Source Unknown

On December 5, 1998, my son, Jeffrey was in a serious auto accident. He was left a quadrapalegic. From the moment he left ICU, he has shown incredible strength of character and a spirit that has touched everyone he meets.

Part of his strength has been his determination to develop the muscles that do work. His goals? Well, one of them is to hold his little eight month old niece in his arms and the other is to hug his darling four-year-old son. I am proud to say that a few weeks ago, with the help of a mobile arm support, he held little Claire! In early August his son Alex will be here and I just "know" that he will hug him.

So on this Father's Day, I would like to honor my son, Jeffrey, for his spirit, his trust in God, and his love and devotion to his family. It is my honor to have him in my home and help care for him -- he is a tribute to what the human spirit is capable of when we trust in God. Claire and Alex will be left a legacy of courage, laughter, prayer and joy in the face of adverstiy -- what greater gifts can we give to our children than these? They are truly blessed to have him in their young lives and so are we!




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