Fearless is fatherhood

Being a dad isn’t always easy. But it always requires being fearless. In honor of Father’s Day, we asked dads to tell us what being a parent means to them. Fatherhood means going the extra mile… About two years ago, before our daughter moved to Nicaragua to teach third graders, she and I trained for her first half-marathon. We ran that half-marathon the December before she...
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Michael: Fearless is facing the impossible

Christine H. shares how her son, Michael, rose to the occasion when life was at its hardest. Last fall, I watched as my daughter-in-law’s third pregnancy turned into a high-risk one that she had to be hospitalized for. I watched as my son had to make many decisions alone and commute for hours a day for work and school and visits to the hospital, all while caring for their two...
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Shalisa: Fearless is turning grief into action

  In 2011, Shalisa Hayes lost her 17-year-old son to gun violence: He’d been at a party to pick up a friend and was fatally shot when someone opened fire. In the midst of her grief, Shalisa remembered a conversation she’d had with her son about six months before he was killed. He’d asked her how to start a community center, because kids in their neighborhood had nowhere to go....
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Fearless is being a mom

  This Mother’s Day, we asked some moms what motherhood means to them. Here’s what they said. Motherhood means being a role model... To me, being a fearless parent means knowing that I have someone learning from me, and that means being aware that I need to lead by example. To my daughter, I am the person she wants to be, and I want to make sure that I’m worthy of...
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April: Fearless is advocating from the heart

  A sudden collapse April Frezza was riding her bicycle, on her way home at the end of a 22-mile ride with her husband. Less than half a mile from her house, April collapsed. Her heart had completely stopped. Luckily, a retired sheriff's deputy happened to be driving by just then—he ran over and performed hands-only CPR until the paramedics arrived. With a...
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