In many societies, the traditional family is a father, a mother and children. But there's a generation of children who don't really know their fathers. This is the experience of guest commentator Denita Wade. She shared it while participating in WFDD's Radio 101 program.

Denita created this essay while a sophomore at Carver High School in Winston-Salem. On WFDD's Real People, Real Stories, she describes how the man who she barely knew filled her emptiness with unexpected treasures.

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