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The Love Of A Dad

Life hasn't been an easy road during the last few years of J.C. Brignone's life. He's had to deal with the devastation of his family home due to Hurricane Katrina and this past spring his dad Julio Cesar Brignone, who was only 53-years-old, passed away due to a heart attack. But the 20-year-old is lucky enough to truly understand the phrase "The Love of a Dad" thanks to his late father.

"My dad, who came to the United States not knowing a word of English, owned JC Painting and Home Repairs," said Brignone. "He painted inside of houses. He was a licensed electrician, plumbing, building ... everything you could think of. "He sent me to a private school (St. Stanislaus) that cost an arm and a leg to go to. He busted his behind every day so that I could have the good things that he...

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