Air Force Col. Rob Kiebler was in Afghanistan for over 14 months, but couldn’t wait to get home and talk about another Force.
Kiebler’s son, Danny, “freaked out” when he was told that he wasn’t allowed to watch the Star Wars movies until he was six years old – so the Colonel and his wife let Danny watch them early. Now in love with Star Wars, Kiebler saw it fit to surprise his son dressed as a Jedi on his birthday.
A man from the United Kingdom has recently become a proud father. But wait, there’s more: he’s also, within the same three-month period, become a proud grandfather…and great-grandfather.
If you immediately reached for a calculator and logged into a family tree website, you’re not alone.
Do you like Spider-Man? Do you like father-son superhero moments? Well then we’ve got a video for you.
Daniel Garcia wanted to motivate his son and reward him for doing good things. So, Daniel did what any guy would love to do: dress up like a superhero and play in a trampoline park with his son.
Video after the jumperooski.
At just 23 months old, Evan Gabor was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of leukemia among children. Leukemia, like other cancers, results from mutations in the DNA. No single known cause for any of the different types of leukemia exists. And if that wasn’t sh*tty enough, survival rates vary by age: 85% in children and 50% in adults.
The good: more and more children are kicking leukemia’s ass and we’re happy to report that Evan, now six years old, is rocking the battle against cancer with help from family, friends and even random supporters. “It’s a beautiful thing to have this much support from strangers, even, coming up to me and knowing that I’m Evan’s mom and knowing that they’re here to help Evan in doing research for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, ” says Evan’s mother, Jennifer Kearns-Gabor. She also told 8BitDad that Evan’s older brother, Trevor, is a perfect match for a bone marrow transplant operation within the next couple of weeks.
There’s no question that technology has evolved over the past 60 years in the fight against cancer. When LLS was founded in 1949, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal. Due to innovative research funded by LLS, survival rates have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for blood cancer patients.
Donating is a great way to support cancer research. But what if you’re not financially viable to make it rain and want to give emotional support? Well guess what, technology has helped out in that area too! In more recent years, we’ve been noticing a popular trend of “Team X” where friends and family members organize events based around battling a serious disease. These events are organized and set up mostly by word of mouth through family and friends and have been spreading on Facebook and Twitter. You can easily search and jump into a child’s support system buffered by the parent(s), which is awesome.
Though we had never met Evan, 8BitDad made its connection to the Art For A Cure event that was held on June 30th. We found out about the event on Facebook through high school/grade school friends from over 20+ years ago.
A couple of our readers tipped us off to a recent advertising gaffe that had one baby bottle company in a blowback from both dad bloggers and the breastfeeding folk.
“Your breast don’t have air-vents, why should baby bottles,” asks Bittylab’s website for their BARE bottle. The vent-free bottles are meant to imitate a breast and reduce gas intake by the baby. Sounds great, right? It very well could be, but the product became second-fiddle to the message behind it when Bittylab took to Twitter and started advertising.
I firmly feel that everyone has the right to believe whatever they want.
If you believe that the world was created in 7 days and that the omnipotent creator of the universe allowed his only son to be sacrificed to redeem the sins of humanity, good for you.
If you believe that a pantheon of gods and goddesses directly oversee many aspects of life on earth, such as seasons, tides, weather, the harvest and death, more power to you!
If you believe that the universe was sneezed out of the nostril of a giant space goat, I suppose that’s just as valid as any other theory. I’ll come back to this.
Guess what, dad? You’re embarrassing, dude. “Researchers found that children are embarrassed by their father,” says an article in The Daily Mail, “thanks to their bad fashion sense, lack of style and even the car they drive.”
The totally objective study was commissioned by Specsavers (ahem, dot co, dot uk) to coincide with their “Dob in your dad” campaign and contest to find Britain’s least style-savvy dad. The study involved 2,000 13-21 year olds, and found some incredibly disheartening results.