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Inspirational Father Whose Baby Was His College Roommate Shares Lessons Learned With His Daughter

Liz Dwyer

In 1996, Wil Smith was a 27-year-old freshman at Bowdoin College in Maine, and his roommate was his baby daughter. NPR's StoryCorps recently followed up with Smith and his daughter, who is now a high school senior applying to college. His drive to get his diploma and the fact that they walked the stage together are touching enough, but his fight with cancer and drive to make sure she gets to college will have you reaching for your tissue box.

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