A Father’s Letter to his Daughter: Perfect

A powerful, inspiring, and heart touching story. This segment from the ESPN show E:60 is nothing less than a fascinating, life changing tale.

Heath White, a military man, marathon runner, and all-around success story, was suddenly faced with a choice. During his wife’s second pregnancy, Heath discovered that his new daughter would be born less than perfect, to his way of thinking. Heath admits that he pressured his wife to have an abortion, yet she bravely refused.

In the video, when faced with the question “What’s your fear”, Heath replied “…one day somebody calling her retarded“. A word defined in the dictionary as a disparaging term for people with disabilities. However, more than disparaging it is ignorant, wrong and purely cruel. And I know some people will argue that it’s just a joke, but it’s not! It is not a joke for the person involved and all the people around them, the people who love them. Please help put an end to this word.

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