Nominated: Gary Coates, her father.
“My father, Gary Coates is the hardest worker, I know, he is 72 years old and is an Officer/ The Warden for Livingston Parish in Louisiana. He does not have Facebook but has a email. He has worked for them for over 20 years and before that worked in a factory working 40 hrs +overtime. In the past 21 years that he has been a officer he always volunteers for all the detail extra jobs, that need officers for any events and Holidays. As it stands today, he is working as much as he can due to last year’s flooding that recently occurred in the Livingston area of Louisiana. During the flooding, instead of worrying about himself & saving anything he had, he went to work, to help the people. One of those days he left to help, he lost everything he has worked so hard for, but yet that didn’t stop him from continuing to do his job, as an officer, even spent hours with rescue teams going in the flooded areas on boats getting people out. Today, he works all the overtime he can to rebuild & still goes to work all day. He is by far the kindest and strongest willed, hard working man I know, even willing to give what he doesn’t have to give. God bless everything he does.”