Yasmin Young Salutes Wayne Bryant, 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, Wayne Bryant!
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Wayne is dad to an 8-year-old son! "I'm nominating him because he's the true meaning of a real father. He goes above and beyond measures for his little guy and even picks up the slack of others. He took on a father figure roll outside of his son to my son and created a bond that not many can do. He steps in when everyone else steps down. He deserves it!" Congrats Wayne, keep doin' your thang!!
Patrick was nominated by Heather! He is dad to a 2-year-old and is expecting a son soon! Heather says, "I am nominating him because I was a single mom with a 1 year old and met him through mutual friends. He lived a single party life and fell in love with both my daughter and I and completely changed everything about his life for what was best for us. He took on the responsibility of my daughter without any hesitation and has been there every step of the way and we now are expecting our baby boy May 20th 2017"
Johnnie is the father of an 8-year-old! Chanel Lowther, who nominated him says, "Johnnie is an excellent father, he is very involved in his son's life. He is a father that truly puts his son's happiness first. Despite any other issue, Johnnie has fought diligently to be an active father and male role model to his son. He refers their time together as "twin time." His son is truly loved."
Jerome is dad to a 4-year-old and a 6-month-old! He was nominated by his girfriend Osha, who says "I'm nominating my boyfriend Jerome because he's an excellent father. He gets up early every morning to get both kids ready for school and daycare (I work early) by his self. He takes the time to teach my 4-year-old son that's not biological his son, right from wrong and treats him like his own. Jerome puts our kids first all of the time, they're always the first thought no matter what." Keep being an AMAZING father Jerome!
"Allen Knight IV is the youngest and brightest of his (4) siblings. Little did we know he was a born revolutionary! At 19 he had his first child, a Son. In a matter of two years he graduated college, moved into his own apartment. He began working in the health insurance field making a salary that surpassed even his parents! Just as his momentum begin to grow, he started his own mentoring program, The Gentlenen Guidance Program, #TGGP - featured by WBLK's only Adri-V, The Go-Getter. He's also the creator of the #TieChallenge, teaching young boys how to tie a tie all throughout WNY; He even did the challenge in Times Square! Within the two years that followed, he was married, was nominated for the 2016 CHANGEMAKERS 30 under 30 award, 2016 Buffalo United Front Herculean Men Award, and the Father of the Year Award!.. All this for his only Son, Allen Knight V. Leaving a legacy for him to follow and achieve much greater things. Our community will be greater because of Fathers like Allen IV, he's already had such an impact on me."
Love Your Big Bro,
We salute you as well, keep up the great job!
Cario is dad to the beautiful 16-month-old girl in the picture! He was nominated by Danielle, who says " He is a hard-working and dedicated father. He allways makes sure his daughter comes first and she has everything that she could possibly want and need. He does whatever it takes to put a smile on her face and reminds himself that he wakes up everyday to set a good example!" Keep being an amazing dad Cario...we salute you!
Victor, who was nominated by his wife Laticka, is dad to three children, 6-year-old Victor Small Jr.,
5-year-old Laticka Small and 2-year-old Ja'aira Small! She says, "He's an awesome father! He is better then anybody! He loves his kids and we love him!!"
Scott is dad to four kids, ages 9, 16, 19 and 20! Dominique Stegura, who nominated him, says "I am nominating this man because without him I wouldn't be the women I am today. He's not my biological father, but this man has been by my side since my dad died and I couldn't thank this man enough. He's the reason I've graduated high school and he's the same man who is helping me through college. He might not be my real father but he has made me and my three sister never want for anything. He's the definition of a real father, even if it's step."
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!"