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, Tommy Brown!
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Meet December 8th's Dad, Tommy Brown
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."
Meet December 1st's Dad, Larry Gidron!!
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!
Meet November 10th's Dad, Noah Duffy!!
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!
Meet November 3rd's Dad, Darius Grayson!!
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!"
Meet October 27th's Dad, Cory Mardino!!
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!!
Meet October 20th's Dad, Damone Chambers!!
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!!
Meet October 6th's Dad, Lourenzo Davis!!
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."
Meet September 29th's Dad, Nicholas Mills
Nicholas is father to one son, who is 4-months old!! He was nominated by Brychele Zeigler, who says "I am nominating this father because he is a wonder father to his son. From the time he found out we were having him to us now having him he have never missed a day of his life. He works overnights & still gets up every morning to feed & change our son. He is unbelievably great!" That's the definition of an AMAZING dad! Keep it up Nicholas!!
Meet September 22nd's Dad, Brian Benjamin Sr.!!
Brian is dad to 4 ( 1 biological) - Brian Jr., age 4, Javeon, age 8, Mia, age 5 and Julius, age 3. AND, he's expecting twin boys coming this fall!! Brian was nominated by his mother Evette, "My son Brian is 26-years-old, he has custody of his son Brian Jr. and goes above and beyond to make sure Brian Jr. excells in everything he does. Brian works full time to support his family and works as much overtime he can to get ready for twin boys in the fall with his fiancee Juanita. Brian is also the coach of Brian Jr.'s T-Ball team, the San Diego Padres of Grand Island. He takes time to teach his son and step children life lessons. Brian and Brian Jr. also accompanies me when I go feed the homeless men & women in downtown Buffalo and when I cook for the kids at The Compass House (a home for homeless at risk kids ages 12-17 yrs old in Buffalo). I'm disabled and Brian finds time to still help me out with errands or just stops by to spend time. Brian is my second oldest but sometimes takes the lead as head of the family. My other children, Mark, Nikkia and Deja, are also proud of the Man Brian has become and most importantly the father he is! Brian told me being a great role model to his son and 3 step-kids, is just as important as being a great husband to his fiancee, that's when I knew my baby boy crossed over to being a real Man!" Well said mom! We salute you Brian for being a great dad!!
Meet August 18th's Dad, Dee Stanley!!
Dee is dad to 2 children, 1 girl, age 11 and another girl, age 1. He was nominated by Tanya, who says "He's such an incredible father. He accepted and treats Alexis (my 11yr old) as his own and has done so for almost 6 yrs now. The day Haylee was born a yr ago, something changed. I could see in his eyes pure joy and love for both our girls. He works countless hrs to have money to support our family and home and every so he spends our last vent on providing for our girls. My heart is blessed to have such an amazing man and father to our children. He makes our family complete." Keep being a great dad to your young ladies Dee! We salute you!