This Father’s Day has a special meaning for me as an editor at My Hero because I will soon be a new father. It is a time of anxiety and excitement as I prepare for my first child…I hope I will be as good a father as my own and all the other father heroes and role models that fill the pages of My Hero. - Christian Walsh
These heroes are fathers, role models and mentors to children around the world.
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned." - Mark Twain
"My Dad is really special to me. He makes me giggle and laugh and tie
my shoes and smile and ride a bicycle with him and mom."
Tom Theurkauf was the beloved husband of Robin and father of Tommy, Teddy and Henry. He was killed on Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorists struck the World Trade Center.
"My hero is my father Benny Redclay. He was not a medicine man,
yet he was a shape shifter. A shape shifter is a spiritual person who is able to
turn into an animal spirit and become that animal."
"I deeply believe my father is a hero. The way his life was as a child you’d never expect him to end up the way he did. His courage to leave his home in search of a better life, his nobility to help others despite his own problems, and his bold deeds of delivering food and clothes to the poor has earned him the title of My Hero."
"Although he loves his job,
his hobby is to fish.
To catch and eat the biggest one,
I'm sure would be his wish.
My grandpa is my hero,
and he'll always be,
my bright and early sunshine,
whom no one can take from me."
"My stepdad is my hero because he is always there to help us out, whether
it is with our homework or something else, like teaching me how to shoot a
bow and arrow. He always has something to teach me and he always has a story to
tell us. That is why he is my hero."
"My dad was a World War II veteran who fought to protect our precious
country. He always made me feel like I could do anything I set out to accomplish
and he was constantly there to encourage me in all my pursuits."
"Bill Roley has helped many people through this project and many other
projects. He is aware of the earth's needs. He is willing and
able to help people become environmentally
aware of our planet. Aja is very proud of her Dad."
"Tony has grown up to be a fine father and a good husband and
has worked hard at staying true to his vision of being an artist."
"My dad is my hero because he cares for me very much and he always taught me what is right and what is wrong. He would always have time for me when I needed help and teach me to do the right thing."
"My hero is Richard Lou Ellert but he likes to be called Sweet Lou... The real reason Sweet Lou is my hero is because
he cares, loves people, and he's my Dad."