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‘He’ll never be in a fight alone’: Dad makes feeding tube to match son’s

VIRGINIA – A devoted dad in Virginia is gaining supporters all over the internet after sharing a photo of himself posing with his young son who was born with a congenital heart defect.

Robert Selby, whose three-year-old son Chace requires a feeding tube, fashioned one of his own and glued it on to match his son in the Instagram photo.

“This was actually a picture from a year ago,” Selby told the "Today" show. “I did this same photo every year from when he was six months old, way back. Last year, he asked me, ‘Why do I have a G-tube?’ and I told him it’s because he’s so strong, because he’s Superman. He’s Super Chace. I told him he’s stronger than Daddy, and he said, ‘But you’re Super Dad,’ so I said OK, and I put a G-tube on me, too.”

Chace has had two open-heart surgeries since he was born and requires the feeding tube because he is under weight.

Robert said in the post, "As long as I'm breathing, I`ll always support my son and he'll never be in a fight alone."

My (1 out of 100) Mr. #stealyourheart #teamchace 🤴🏾 is sucking in his stomach, trying to show off his abs like his daddy but all you see are his little ribs. 😦😁💪🏾 I just cut and glued one of his G-tube on me to show support for him and bring awareness. My son was born with a Congenital Heart Defect (#chd) called Tetralogy of Fallot (#tof) and he uses a Feeding-Tube (#gtube) to help with him being under weight due to him not eating orally as much as a baby. But as long as I'm breathing, I'll always support my son and he'll never be in a fight alone. 😊✊🏾👍🏾 05 || ²2 || ¹7 ( Fox News, Daily, WUSA9, ABC News, have posted about it or did an article on his story). . . #tloce #thelifeofchaceelijah #niafa #neverinafightalone . . #tsrletmetellyou #congenitalheartdefect #chdwarrior #chdawareness #chdsurvivor #heartdefect #heartwarrior #heartsurgery #chd #tetralogyoffallot #clothdiapers #openheartsurgery #tof #smib #pha #gtube #feedingtubeawareness #openheartsurgery  #childernshospital #daddyduties #jimmykimmel #ellendegeneres #ellenshow #happyfathersday

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