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John Young named Father of June finalist raises four kids after losing wife

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Monday, marks the first nominee for our "Fathers of June" contest.

The Rockbridge County father has recently taken on the role of both mom and dad after losing his wife to cancer.

John young and his daughter Caitlin spend time in the kitchen together unloading the dishwasher.

The 18-year-old helps out her dad around the house when she's in from college since her mother, Linda, died a year ago.

She'll do anything to relieve her dad of some of the responsibility of running a home, raising four children alone and working a full time job.

"I never imagined our lives would be like this, but he's really made the best of it," said Caitlin.

"There's just a lot of people who are going through the same thing and there's people right now doing that, going through the same emotional challenge, we don't know who they are or where they are and we don't always hear about them," explained John.

Caitlin nominated her dad for the Fathers of June contest, because she wants everyone to know how hard her dad worked to care for her sick mother and how hard he's worked for his children since she passed.

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