Yasmin Young Salutes Dekiah Whitfield, 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, Dekiah Whitfield!
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Dekiah is the father of 5 Kids - ages 22, 21, 18, 11, and 4!Nakeya Jenkins, who nominated him says, " I'm the mother of his youngest child and I've witness this man go above and beyond for every single one of his kids. He has a heart of gold very kind hearted and sweet his kids are literally his best friends. Not to mention he is a single dad of my son Dekiah Jr. I currently live in another state he holds my son down like i would and thats very rare. He works a regular job that doesn't pay much but he makes it happen for those kids. If anyone deserves recognition he definitely does. My son and the rest of his are very blessed to have him." Keep being a great dad!!
Michael is dad to 5 children! He was nominated by Jasmaine, who says "The father my husband is to our children is irreplaceable. When God gave us him there was no room for competition. He gave us the ultimate package!"
Willie is dad to a 1-year-old son! Krystal, who nominated her, says "I would like to nominate my child's father, Willie Morris Jr., because he takes the role of being dad very seriously and goes above-and-beyond for our 1-year-old son, Willie Morris III. I work full-time and attend school full time so he holds the household down when I'm not around, in addition to working 40+ hours a week! I admire him for setting such a great example for others out in the community, as well as my son having an amazing role model to look up to.. we are both lucky to have a man like him!" Keep being a great dad Willie!!
Tommy is dad to 10-year-old Anthony, but has helped many kids who were not biologically his. Jennifer, who nominated him says, "I am nominating him because of the hard work he has been doing not only to care for kids that are not biologically his but to keep improving himself so he can be a great role model for his son. He has become so selfless and rarely does for him. Its all for the kids."
Larry is dad to 4 children, Larry Jr, 20, Le'Shyah, 10, Larry 8, Lynda, 3! Belinda, who nominated him says " Larry is an excellent father who goes above and beyond for his family. He is currently working 60 hrs per week to keep his family good. We just recently opened a business doing custom gold grillz and if it wasnt for him working we wouldnt be able to keep up with the over head plus our other bills.my husband put me in a position to be a full time mother as well as a business owner while still maintaining his full time job and our family. He in my eyes is one of the hardest working men in buffalo and i couldn't be more proud of him!" Keep being an amazing dad Larry!1 We salute you!
Noah is dad to 2 kids, Jake (3-years-old) and
Olivia (6-months-old)! He was nominated by JessicA, who says "He works 7am-6pm on a hot roof all day and still comes home and has the energy to make sure his children are happy and get the attention they need. He makes sure they come before anything." We salute you Noah!! Keep being a great dad!
Darius is dad to the three kids you see, Myles Stenhouse-Grayson, 7, Peyton Stenhouse-Grayson, 6, and Rylie Stenhouse-Grayson, 3! He was nominated by Tiana Stenhouse, who says "I am nominating this wonderful man because he goes above and beyond for his family! His hard work and dedication NEVER goes unnoticed. While I was enrolled in school full time, he cooked, cleaned, took care of the kids and whatever else needed to be done. He understood how bad I wanted to obtain that nursing degree. Recently his mother passed away from a long time fight with colon cancer and without a doubt or question agreed to be the legal guardian over his 12 year old sister. Darius has a pure heart of gold and should be recognized EVERYDAY! We love you and thank you for all you do!"
Cory is the dad of 4, soon to be 5...Austin, 18, Mason, 10, Chase, 7, Jasmyn, 7 and one on the way 11/17!! His wife April says, "My husband has taken in 3 boys and raises them as his own! He's amazing! He not only provides for his family but makes time to spend with them. He taught the 3 little ones how to ride thier bikes. He volunteers at their schools and helps with homework. He cooks, cleans, and does laundry at times even though he has worked 8-10 hour days!" Keep being an amazing dad and husband Cory, we salute you!!
Damone is dad to five children, Mone' Chambers (10), Damone Allen (9), Elijah Chambers (6), Damari Allen (5) and Damone Chambers j.r (3)! Keep being a great dad Damone!!
Lourenzo is dad to 2 boys, one 11 and the other is 8. "I am nominating my wonderful husband because he is a amazing dad and does so much for his kids. Our kids play lacrosse and my husband makes sure they make it to practice and he also makes videos of the lacrosse games. He does that for the boy's and so thgat they will always have the memories of them playing lacrosse. He works very hard to make sure we as a family have what we need. I truly appreciate everything my husband does for all of us, he is my rock. You can check out is YouTube channel @ Rizzy Renzo."