My former co-worker Mark B. has a daughter that understands humanity probably better than most people I’ve encountered in my life.  And Lila is 3 1/2 years old.

Lila: “Do all people have all their parts?”

Mark: “Well, most people do, but some don’t.  (Discussion about birth defects, amputation, ‘ectomies, etc.) So some people don’t have all of their parts.”

Lila: “But they’re still people, right Daddy?”

Me: “Oh yes, Lila.”

Lila: “They’re still people. That’s the most important part.”

Mark is not a Dad of Disability (that I know of) but he is an honorary one handling his daughters questions like this – and impacting her outlook on life.





  1. I was browsing your information about your book on dads of disability when i saw my name LILA.. I got interested and i clicked on the topic.. impressive and awesome girl! I know in my heart little LILA will grow up to be a very fine young lady with a golden heart especially for people with disability.

    Two thumbs up for her dad, Mr. Mark…

    • Lila,

      Indeed I am sure she will knowing her parents!

      Thanks for stopping by, and keep an eye out in a week or two for the Kickstarter! It’s gonna rock.