Celebrating Fathers

From Somalia to Syria, we celebrate fathers and the important role they can play in our lives.

International Med. Corps
Jun 11 · 3 min read

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano, basketball coach

“I have rarely ever met a person more fearless and courageous than my father.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader

“When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.” — Linda Poindexter, writer

“It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” — Barack Obama, former President of the United States

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of songs.” — Pam Brown, poet

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” — Unknown

“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” — Reed Markham, professor

“His heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and father.” — Will Rogers, Jr.

We’re proud to support fathers around the world who are working hard for the safety and well-being of their families.


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International Medical Corps relieves the suffering of those impacted by conflict, natural disaster and disease by delivering medical relief and training.