Father’s Day

The following blog was published by The B.L.A.I.R. Connection’s partner, Patient Worthy.

Rebecca is big sister to 10-year-old Amanda who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy. The family travels far from home with assistance from Miracle Flights, the nation’s leading nonprofit flight organization, to reach the specialized care she needs to get well. Rebecca’s family is one of thousands of families Miracle Flights has helped gain access to life-changing, distant medical care. Learn more at www.miracleflights.org.

What makes a GREAT dad?

by Rebecca Jimenez, Miracle Flights Sibling

A great father is someone who stands up for others and makes long lasting memories with his children. He takes us on adventures in the world and has a great sense of humor. My dad does whatever it takes to protect and support others. He is understanding and empathetic, through both the fun times and the rough times.

Through hard times he’s always been there for me. He supports me in my goals and aspirations. A good father is someone who wants to watch me succeed and watch me achieve my purpose and plan.

Where would I be without my dad by my side?

Who helped me walk my first steps? My dad did, he caught me when I fell and gave me advice that I would remember for years.

Every day, I’m going to give back to my dad, since he’s been there for me from the start. The love and support from my dad is priceless. The hugs and conversations are memorable and I take every day in consideration. All of the love I’ve received from my dad, I’ll give back to him, because he’s a good father and he deserves it.

Thank you, dad, for being supportive and for your unconditional love.


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