• Kyleigh instructs Grandpa to get better and go fishing

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    Any financial support donated to this channel will go to help my father, Wayne.

    On Friday, October 19, 2012, my Dad, Wayne, suffered a stroke that he has barely recovered from some 2+ years later. At the time, I drove from Florida with my sister, Victoria, and niece, Kyleigh, to be with my parents in a Little Rock, Arkansas VA and offer any support we could. Dad would go in and out of consciousness, but I'm sure he heard my niece's voice - they were fishing buddies and she was really fond of him. My mom, Brenda, had gone through so much already but managed to be calm and positive for all of us and kept spirits up.

    Other family members came too, and offered much needed emotional and financial support, including a room to stay in that allowed my mother to get a decent night's rest.

    A month later on November 24, I was getting married to Mallory and had originally asked Dad to be my best man, which he had gladly accepted. There were many painful decisions that had to be made. My mother, Brenda, currently takes care of him.

    I originally uploaded this as a private video to share with family, but now on March 15, 2015, I'm unlocking it as a way to begin sharing Dad's story and hopefully find ways to support him and mom. Show less
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