Here's a start.My letter
I am writing with regard to the article published on your magazine about fatherhood. I would like to show that true fathers do exist in this day and age.
More specifically I am going to describe my father who, at the age of 18, came to Greece. He was accepted at the medical school but he did not graduate until the age of nearly 40 because he stayed home and raised me and my brother while my mother went to work to financially support us. We were brought up to respect education and with the belief that we should live an honourable life. Self-confidence was also one of the first things he passed on to us and I still live by his words of wisdom.
Being a parent includes feeding and clothing a child and teaching them how to behave. Nevertheless, fatherhood goes beyond all that. My father always has a way of making a point. For instance, whenever he advised me to do or not do something, he never ended up forbidding me to do it. I was made to learn from my mistakes and move on. He also taught my brother how to never quit when things were not looking well, because despite the many difficulties my father encountered during his studies, dropping out was not an option. It was his dream to become a doctor and he is now proud of being one because that means he could take better care of us, his family.
I still believe that there are father figures and not all hope is lost. I am certain that my brother, who has followed my fatherís example and become a teacher, is going to put his family's needs before his own. His children will certainly have the same moral up-bringing he and I had. I feel lucky that we do not celebrate fatherís day in Greece because I could never think of a proper present to give to a man who represents everything that a real father should be.
Assess whether you are using three words where maybe one will do.
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