The Red Cross has posted messages on Facebook and Instagram to thank fathers for their support of children with disabilities.
The messages feature fathers, their daughters and their sons in the form of photographs.
The messages are posted in the Red Cross message boards, including the Red Crescent, and are posted by people with the Redcross’ Red Cross Facebook page.
Here are the messages:”Thank you to all dads for your kind words, kindness, love, and prayers.
I want to thank you for your patience, understanding and concern.
The Red Cross is here to provide support for families in times of crisis. “
It is always a pleasure to see the outpouring of support.
The Red Cross is here to provide support for families in times of crisis.
We ask for your continued support and we will continue to work to better understand and provide support to families and children affected by this crisis.”
The Red Hook, New York, post, from a father with a child with cerebral palsy, was the largest to date.
In a message posted in January, a father who had cerebral palsies and was a victim of sexual assault wrote: “I just want to tell you all that I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter.
I have been so worried about you.
I know I’ve let you down.
I’m going to try and be there for you and to help.
You’re in my prayers.
We’re sorry for everything you’ve ever had to deal with, and I’m sorry for how it’s impacted your daughter.
She is so brave, so smart, and so talented.
She’s so smart.
She has so much potential.
This is the most important message I have ever received.
She is a blessing.
You are the reason she has her dreams and dreams are a blessing to everyone.
I just wanted to give you all the best in life.
You have made me so happy, so thankful, and we all have the power to make her life so much better.
In another post, a man with cerebral, progressive autism wrote: I was just wondering if you would have any message for me and my daughter.
We have been fighting a battle for over six months, and have been through so much.
It’s been a battle that you are fighting on your own.
As a father, I am always there for my kids.
My daughters are in the back of my mind, and they ask me for hugs and kisses, and hugs and words of encouragement.
We are just so grateful for the strength of your love and support.
You made this possible.
Thank u I love u You are my sunshine.
You always were.
You love my kids, and you will always be.
You will never give up.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to heal.
We will be stronger together.
“The post was written by the father of a child diagnosed with cerebral cortex atrophy, autism and dyslexia.
A message posted on the Red Hook Facebook page on Thursday reads: Thank you for the beautiful memories, prayers and support of all fathers and mothers who have lost children with cerebral or progressive disabilities.
You make our lives so much easier, so much brighter.
Today, we are so grateful to be alive to witness this incredible moment.
We thank God for your compassion and support, and for bringing our beautiful daughter, Brianna, to this moment.
We pray for a speedy recovery.
Here is the Red hook post from Jan. 18: “I wanted to share a message to all fathers today.
I wish I could tell you every day that we have been praying for your safety and for your family’s well being, but I cannot.
To all fathers out there: This is a dark time in your lives.
We need your help.
Please, please, please keep us informed and always keep your families in your prayers.
Please do not give up on us.
Please do not leave.
Thank goodness you are here to help us.
Thank you “To all mothers, fathers, and daughters with disabilities: You are loved, valued, and protected.
Your children are safe and well.
Please be mindful of the needs of your children, but also, be mindful that you love your children and will always protect them.