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Warren is just awesome: Jade

SUPERDAD (and grandad): Warren Toy with his grandson Seth.
SUPERDAD (and grandad): Warren Toy with his grandson Seth.

THEY are totally embarrassing, know exactly how to push our buttons and are usually full of not-so-funny jokes.

But no matter how much we pick on them, fight with them or get stomach cramps from laughing so hard with them, they're one man in our lives we can always count on.

Our dads.

This Father's Day, we set out to find a superdad in our region.

One man we could not go past was Warren Toy of Yamba.

When Jade Anderson told The DEX just why her dad deserved to be recognised as a superdad, she choked back tears as she divulged just how much he meant to her.

"He was the only man I had in my life when my (biological) dad passed," Jade said.

"And he is just awesome. Fantastic."

Warren came into Jade's life when she was just five years old, bringing with him three young boys to join Jade and her mother, Jo.

Jade said despite always working full-time, her dad never missed a sporting game, mile- stone or grazed knee.

"We were really sporty kids, so Dad was always in between soccer and football and always driving me around to Deception Bay or Ballina for squash tournaments," she said.

Once the children grew up and moved out, Warren and Jo got involved with respite care, looking after a teenage boy on weekends who had Down syndrome.

Now they have three permanent foster kids, who have intellectual disabilities.

"Now with the foster kids he's always out kicking the ball around with them and taking them to soccer or art class," Jade said.

"He is just amazing."

Topics:  fathers day



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