Pausing to praise the truly heroic

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This link goes to a story about a diabetic, single Chicago dad who may need to cut his hours at McDonalds if he receives a wage hike to $15. I recommend this story, a tale for our times of interwoven, government assistance programs. The article caught my eye because dad sewed his daughter’s black lace, junior prom dress for her.

In my teaching career, I have dealt with so many single parents who juggle work and parenting as they try to help their children prepare for an easier life than the one dad or mom is currently living. I don’t know the backstory here, but I know dad made the choice to be there for his girl.

I also know these are tough times in many neighborhoods. I think I will run with this topic for awhile.