There are many descriptions of step fathers but McClifford Cooper, is “Dad” to me. He is a wonderful and caring man who needs our help; McClifford needs a life-saving kidney transplant and even with insurance, the expenses of transplant quickly become overwhelming.
Growing up, McClifford encouraged me when I felt lazy and didn’t want to go to school. Today, I am a high school graduate. On Sunday mornings, McClifford would be in my room waking me up for church, and reminding me how important church is to our spiritual growth. Most days after work, McCliffor taught my two little sisters and I soccer and, at church he organized soccer training for everyone. With all of these great things we continue to enjoy because of our dad, on the day we learned of his kidney failure, it broke our heart.