Hero Dad Carries Son 18 Miles To School Every Day
Father of the year award goes to Yu Xukang, 40, a single dad from the Sichuan Province in China. Actually, after I tell you what he does to get his son an education, you will probably say Father of the decade! His son, Xiao Qiang, has a disorder that has caused his arms and legs to become twisted and his back to be hunched over. There is no public transportation to take him to school, which is 4.5 miles from their home. Due to his disabilities, Yu could not find a school for his son that had the facilities to accept him. After Xiao Qiang was accepted to the Fengxi Primary School, his father vowed to do everything in his power to make sure his son would get there every day. So, Yu carries his son on his back and walks 4.5 miles to school. He returns home to work, and then back to pick up his son. The total daily trip is 18 miles. I don't think I have ever seen such dedication from a parent. Once local authorities got wind of their story, they set them up with a room much closer to the school. You can rest now, dad!
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