Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, and that has commentator Reverend Dr. Alex Gee thinking back to the very first days of his daughter’s life. Lexi Gee was born premature, taught Dr. Gee lessons about love, and gave him more meaning in his own life.
(This story first aired June 18, 2010.)
Update from Dr. Gee in June 2018:
“Jackie and I are so proud of our daughter, Lexi Gee. She is a distinguished scholar, multilingual communicator, published author, brilliant thinker, and a strong, beautiful woman. She’s overcome premature birth, discouraging high school guidance counselors, cultural barriers, isolation, fear, and self doubt to graduate from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her degree makes her the THIRD generation of Badgers for the Gees (my mom, my sister, my wife, me, and now, Lexi) and the THIRTEENTH UW-Madison degree for my family!”