And the Best Dad of the Year Award Goes to …
It seems to be pretty customary for just about everyone who is anyone on the internet to pick a “best of” for something or other when the end of the year arrives. My personal favorites are the best photos of the year. But while I was looking at “best ofs,” I came across a story about a man that could very well be considered the best dad of the year.
I’m going to give you a scenario, and I want you to think about what you would do in this situation:
Your daughter is diagnosed with biliary atresia, a condition that causes the liver to fail and eventually leads to death. Can this be treated? Yes it can—with a liver transplant. As many of you know, the wait lists for such transplants, or any transplants in general, are extremely long and it often takes years to reach the front of that line.
You want to donate your own liver, but you are diagnosed with fatty liver disease—a disease that makes the liver unqualified for a transplant, putting your little girl back on at the end of the transplant line.
What do you do?
Let me give you an example of what the dad of the year would do.
Eduardo Camargo’s five-month-old girl had liver disease, but his liver wouldn’t be of any help to her because of fat content. So, Mr. Camargo laced up his Nikes and threw on some sweat pants and went “Biggest Loser” on his liver. In two months, he dropped 30 pounds.
I think dropping three pounds is hard enough, especially now that I’m sitting in my own gluttony because of the holiday season. But Camargo shed 30 pounds in two months, making his liver more than healthy enough to be transplanted to his ailing daughter.
Pin a “best dad of the year” medal on this guy’s chest. This just goes to show that there is nothing that a parent won’t do for their child.
So, what do you guys think? Is this guy worthy enough to be called dad of the year? Who would you nominate? Share in the comments!