#FarrisStory: Father Shows The Way

"My father was my inspiration. He propelled me to greater things in life and that being a college soccer coach. He always told me to 'plant my feet firmly in the ground, know who you are and where you came from and you would always find your way!' He had an 8th grade education and strived in later life to work hard and always make sure he took care of his family. He did just that and was an incredibly successful career owning a department store. To say I was spoiled as was my older brother was an understatement. While we were spoiled and never wanted for anything, he always made sure we still worked hard and knew we were spoiled, but knew how to deal with it through very hard work ethics. He was my father, my hero and my best friend!" - Preston from Birmingham, AL