Stephen, a 32-year-old dad from Ireland, is a Funny Dad. He may even be the patron saint of Funny Dads for fathers around the world (meaning he is the patron saint of “exaggerated eye rolls” from moms across the world). The picture you see above is of his 18-month-old daughter, Hannah.
Hannah hasn’t always been as healthy and carefree as she appears in this photo.
She spent six of the first months of her life in the hospital with a very rare immune disorder called HLH. But thankfully, through the help of an actual saint of an anonymous German bone marrow donor (one of three suitable matches out of 27 million donors), she’s doing much better and able to do what she really loves, like sitting precariously on fences.
Okay, so she doesn’t really like to do that.
That image was photoshopped by Stephen, who told Classic Dad the story behind a series of photographs he posted to much acclaim on reddit.
“Because we missed out on so much normal stuff the first year, we take tons of photos now that we’re able to do normal things out of isolation,” Stephen says.
Okay, you got us, that’s also not a real photo. Stephen works as a designer, and, in his words, “I thought it would be fun to worry family by putting someone delicate in precarious situations.” So he created an entire album of Hannah photoshopped into what he would call “marginally dangerous situations.”
We’re guessing that there might have been some grandparents that reacted to these images with pure unadulterated terror, but don’t worry, no Hannahs were harmed in the taking of these objectively hilarious photos. The photoshop jobs are so seamless, it’s easy to trick yourself into thinking they’re real.
Hannah seems to share her dad’s general disposition. According to Stephen, “She’s a lot of fun, always smiling, and has a great sense of humor given what she’s been through so far.”
Overall, the response to these photoshopped images has been overwhelmingly positive, though Stephen admits a few people who didn’t get the joke have commented that he “should be shot.” Clearly those commenters aren’t dads.
If anyone wants to help other children like Hannah in the spirit of these images, please go to the following links and consider joining the bone marrow registry so you can be an actual saint to children born with immune disorders.
We’re rooting for Hannah’s good health to continue, and we’re sure she’ll be putting herself in plenty of marginally dangerous situations in no time. But for now, there’s Stephens great dad humor and photoshopping skills.
Cool dad. Brave kid. Great story.
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Posted by Classic Dad on Thursday, April 13, 2017