A man who had feared that he might never become a father is giving parenting goals to the world. Meet Glen Dick, from Chalfont, Pennsylvania and you would be amazed to see how he takes his daughter on adventures.
Glen had been holidaying with his friends in 1995, when he broke his neck and suffered severe spinal cord injuries. He was only 25 that time, and since then, he has been on a wheelchair. He knew his dreams of having a family may remain unfulfilled, and he and his wife Monica fought destiny to conceive. They came out victorious when in 2010, they were blessed with a baby girl, whom they lovingly named Elaina.
Elaina is now 6-years-old and loves going on adventures on her daddy’s wheelchair. The father-daughter duo share a unique bond, which according to Monica is quite different from other father-daughter relationships. While Elaine helps her dad in the physical tasks around the house, the doting dad takes his daughter on new adventures on his wheelchair.
Glen credits his daughter for giving him a new love in life and for making him prove that parenting with a disability is possible. Glen and Elaina travel through the country and are able to go kayaking, hiking and even sledding. All these adventures inspired Glen to write a book named, ‘We Can Go Anywhere: My Adventures On Daddy’s Chair.’ According to Glen, this book illustrates love, optimism and imagination in a new way. He told Daily Mail, ‘I am so happy that the book, which was inspired by the unique relationship I have with my daughter, is showing both children and adults to look past their limitations.’
For Elaina, her father’s wheelchair is not a sign of his disability. Her heartwarming words in the book tell us what she feels about the adventures on wheelchair. She says, ‘I know it may look like a wheelchair. But when I am on his lap, we can go anywhere.’The daddy-daughter duo will now be visiting rehab hospitals to donate the book to inspire other people with disabilities.
We are sure that Glen’s story will give others the hope that they should never stop dreaming and should always try to live the life they want to live. Limitations are limitations, and they can surely be crossed by being optimistic in life. Glen has shown the world what optimism, dedication, imagination, perseverance and love for the family can do, and for that he is our Hero.
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