My father was a very patient, loving man. Not only did he raise 5 girls, he also raised 2 of his 16 grandchildren. He and mom also took in several foster children.
Dad neglected his health while mom was sick After she passed in 2006, then he started taking better care of himself. Although I don't know when he was diagnosed with kidney failure, he started dialysis in Nov. 2010. He went three times a week. He never complained about the treatments themselves but he didn't like to be away from home during the evening.
He passed away a couple weeks ago. He will be missed greatly.
His children and grandchildren learned many things from him.
He was always there to lend a hand. And if you were short on cash, he would give you a loan until payday ame around.