This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I wanted to share with you some dads who are showing care and love. From starting up movements to celebrating their kids wins, these dads are doing it right. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Dr. Darin Detwiler – Showing Care From Tragedy
Dr. Darin Detwiler is a nationally recognized leader in food regulatory industry and academia. He has with over 25 years of consultation for industry, government, and NGOs. He is also a Professor of food policy and corporate social responsibility at Northeastern University. His students have gone on to leadership positions in industry and in state and federal agencies. For nearly 30 years, he has played a unique role in controlling foodborne illness. After losing his son, Riley, to E.coli in 1993, the Secretary of Agriculture invited Detwiler’s collaboration on consumer education. He was twice appointed to the USDA’s National Advisory Board on Meat and Poultry Inspection. In addition, he has served as the Senior Policy Coordinator for STOP Foodborne Illness, served on Conference for Food Protection councils, and supported the FDA’s implementation of FSMA.
Valentino Sykes – Celebrating His Son’s Dreams
Delante Sykes wanted to become a pilot since he was a toddler. Recently he achieved his childhood dream. His proud dad, Valentino celebrated his son’s success in an endearing social media post. He wrote, “Proud Dad Moment Alert. My son was selected in the 1st round of the airline draft by American Airlines. He was drafted as a First Officer.” After graduating high school in 2017, he immediately went to study Aviation at the University of North Dakota. After that in 2020, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management. Congrats you Delante.
Dads And Daughters Dance At Louisville Slugger Field
Dads and daughters took over Louisville Slugger Field earlier this month. It was not for baseball, but for dancing. There was more than 700 fathers and their daughters gathered for the dance. There was tons of smiles and memories at the baseball stadium in downtown Louisville. In addition, this was the fourth annual Dads and Daughters Diamond Dance. The event was hosted by a bunch of local churches and organizations. Plus, daughters and dads could get professional photos taken. Additionally, they could chat with University of Louisville student athletes.
Jordan Dorn – Staying Connected While Away On Active Duty
Jordan Dorn has been deployed since September. Recently what started as an occasional check-in with his family became a sort of ritual for his wife and daughters. He talks to them via the garage camera. So when the girls would go to school or go outside, they just kind of got in the habit of saying like, Hi dad, love you. In addition, if he was around, he would say hi back, too. Jordan’s wife, Kristy said that as the girls get older, their Army dad’s deployments get more difficult. Therefore thankfully being able to keep in touch this way is just one of many things they’re doing to make the separation easier.