Yasmin Young Salutes Dejan Cooper, Today’s Father Friday Honoree!
Dads often don't get the credit or love that they deserve, which is why Yasmin Young of the 2 To 6 Takeover started Father Friday! It's time for the great dads in Buffalo and WNY to get some recognition! Meet our current honoree, Dejan Cooper!
Dejan is dad to one child, Dejan Cooper Jr., who is one! Dejan was nominated by Jaquetta Greer, who says "I'm nominating him because he's the best dad any boy can ask for! He always has been, no matter what and never gave up even when things got rough! He went even harder for his child and made sure his family was good!" That's why we are saluting Dejan today! Keep being a great dad and role model to your son!
Todd is the father of 7 children, ages 30, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, and 21. Todd had his first child at the age of 15. He got a dishwashing job to help support his first child. I'm a father for life and I love it!"
Carl is dad to one son! Ojrianna Vanhorn, who nominated him says, "CARL HAS COME ALONG WAY EVEN THOUGH IS SON IS ONLY ONE. HE USE TO BABY SIT OTHER KIDS JUST TO MAKE SURE HIS SON HAD CLOTHES AND DIAPERS. HIS FACE LOGHTS UP WHEN HE GOES IN THE STORE KNOWING HE CAN BUY HIS SON THINGS WITH HIS HARD EARNED MONEY!" We salute you Carl!
William is dad to two boyz, Sean, who is 4 and William, who is 2. Shenequa Meadows, who nominated Will, says "I'm nominating him because he's a devoted father to his boys. He's loves them and been there since day one. He's a full time father day in and day out. Out boys is his world and he'll do anything for them." We salute you Will for being there for your boys!!
Nicolette Burks nominated her nephew Jae'quan Smith-Devers. She says, "He was a teen Father and from day one he is what you call what a man should be in a little girl's life, giving her what she needs emotionally, physically and financially. He goes above and beyond for her everyday and doesn't miss anything!" Continue showing your daughter what a real man is, Jae'quan! We salute you!
Jordan is dad to 3 children! He is a "Great father always interacting with them and is very loving!" Keep reppin' for the good dads Jordan!
Austin is dad to 1-year-old Noelle. Sandra, who nominated Austin says, "All his actions are in regards to his baby girl! He is 100% devoted! He's a caring young man, a great father and he never lets life get him down. He is one of the best young fathers I've ever seen!!" Keep up the great job!!
Robert is dad to 3 children, ages 24, 23 and 15. He was nominated by his daughter Mariah. She said, "I am nominating my father because he's both daddies in one! Even though he's my step-dad, he's been there since day one! He took me in and treated as his own when he married my mother! I love that man! I commend him for so many years, 17 years to be exact!" Robert we salute you, you're an amazing dad!
Darren was nominated by Gloria Fontanez! She says, "He has been always going beyond keeping 3 jobs at a time just to be sure his girls have what they need and being a great role model to my son (his nephew) since the day I met him 9 years ago!! He's never changed, he's always been the same caring, responsible go-getter! He's an awesome Brother in law!" And for that, we salute you Darren!
Cornelius is dad to 3 children, Asia who is 11, Cornelius Jr. who is 1 and a baby boy on the way November 30th!! He was nominated by Amber Kraft, who says "I am notinating him because he is a wonderful father! He will go above and beyond for his children... He will make sure his kids will never go without!" Keep being an amazing dad Cornelius! We salute you!