This might seem like an odd choice for my favorite photo of my dad, so please let me explain before you write us off as a couple of weirdos.

My dad was diagnosed with cancer for the second time when I was in middle school. He was hospitalized for nearly my entire 7th grade school year. He had to go through chemo, and lost all of his hair and a lot of his body weight. But he never lost his playful spirit or sense of humor. His cancer has been in remission for about 8 years now, so we’re glad he pulled through. To me, this picture demonstrates his playful nature. He wasn’t really reading Cosmo. He was just making a joke of some of the articles. He’s never lost his sense of humor no matter what he’s going through, and to me, that’s my dad’s best trait. – Annie G.

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