#FarrisStory: Honoring Lou

"The person I chose to write about is my father Lou. He was a pro baseball player, a world war two hero, and a mechanic for Ford but none of these things are why I'm writing. My father was a man who really cared for his family not so much with words but through his actions. As children we never wanted for anything. My father was always kind and generous. Always able to make you feel special as if you were the only thing he was concerned with. He taught me so many things about life. It was the hardest thing watching this strong proud man be ground down by cancer. Today though I remember him like he should be remembered, as the best dad in the world and more than anyone could have hoped for." Luanne from Rock Island, IL