NFI recently gave a Fatherhood Award
to former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete. Peete's new book, Not My Boy!,
is an honest, heart-wrenching look at the struggles that Peete faced when he learned his son has autism.
Peete, like any dad, had dreams that his son would follow in his footsteps, which in this case meant becoming a star athlete. When that dream was shattered, Peete had to create new dreams for his son. However, through his struggle, he learned that the support system for parents of children with special needs is build mainly by and for moms. He felt he was going through this battle alone.
But Peete worked with his wife, Holly Robinson Peete, to learn how to deal with their son's situation as a family.
Peete's Fatherhood Award
was announced on The Mo'Nique Show the day after Father's Day. Watch the video to see how Peete talks about his struggles and what NFI's award meant to him: