Alabama Delton

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© Chad Foreman
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UploadedOctober 12, 2008
TakenOctober 10, 2008
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Exposure1/125 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length38 mm
ISO400
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Q: How can we write our story in hindi fonts

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

This is my father. When he was 26 years old he got in a knife fight and the doctors told his Mom that he wasn't going to make it, but he did. In 1980 he was hit by a train while driving his diesel. He was thrown through the windshield and the hot engine burnt all of the hair off of his head. He was dragged down the tracks almost half a mile and it broke his neck. The doctor told my Mom that he wasn't going to make it, but he did. Almost 3 years ago he was diagnosed with cancer and was given 6 months to live, he's still alive and tough as nails. My Dad is my hero and I can only hope to be as good a man as him one day. I love you Dad.

19 responses

  • Julián López Grajales

    Julián López Grajales said (14 Oct 2008):

    The story, the character, and the Braves' cap. All fitting in.

  • Belinda Berglof

    Belinda Berglof said (17 Oct 2008):

    Wow! you've got it all here. perfect!

  • Pepper Beaumont

    Pepper Beaumont   gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    Good for him! And awesome picture. (PS I'm from ALA.)

  • Danielle

    Danielle said (20 Oct 2008):

    Awesome picture...great story!

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Amazing!!!

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Brilliant - both shot and story - my hero too!

  • Drew Burke

    Drew Burke gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Wow, Wow and Wow... I have nothing else to say! Love you Homie

  • George Goff

    George Goff (Deleted) gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Great Man for a HERO gets my vote

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    Great portrait and heartfelt words. My vote would be a yes, oh and Roll Tide.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Lovely story, one great man!...........(voted)

  • Karin

    Karin gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    you captured his resilience well

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    Incredible image; incredible caption!!

  • Natalia Presztolanszky

    Natalia Presztolanszky gave props (3 Feb 2009):

    Hi Chad, great story and very-very impressive shot!

  • Claudia R

    Claudia R said (20 Jun 2009):

    wonderful story, wonderful man and wonderful photo

  • Elizabeth Salib

    Elizabeth Salib said (26 Oct 2009):

    toughest man alive :). great portrait, shows his personality, and he is very very strong indeed.

  • hayleybritt

    hayleybritt gave props (4 Nov 2009):

    nice. My dad is an one of those tough Alabama guys too...that Thank the Lord hasn't had to battle cancer or a train.

  • hayleybritt

    hayleybritt said (4 Nov 2009):

    Is that a knuckle sandwich he is offering you?

  • Faisal Almalki

    Faisal Almalki said (30 Jun 2010):

    Beautiful photo and an amazing story

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    That is one tough dad!

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