In January of 2015, Richard Johnson, welcomed his daughter, Persephone. Within a month, the mother left him and ran away with Persephone to California. She quickly changed her mind, threatening to put Persephone up for adoption if Richard didn’t come get the baby.
The 21-year-old dad immediately boarded a plane and brought his daughter home with him — but soon, reality set in.
After the mother’s unexpected departure, which he says was the result of postpartum depression, Richard was thrust into the unknown. He realized how unprepared he was to raise a child by himself.
Alone, depressed, and terrified, Richard stumbled upon a Facebook group for fathers called “Life of Dad,” which showed him there were other men out there like him — and that it was possible to thrive as a young, single father.
Richard has done a complete, 180-degree turnaround, saving his daughter’s life. He shared his story with the “Life of Dad” Facebook page, where it quickly went viral.
Wait until you see his message to the world…