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

Posted at 7:55 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 20:24:46-04

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 3-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 6 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."

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My (1 out of 💯) 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 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. 😊✊🏾 ⠀⠀⠀ #tloce #thelifeofchaceelijah #niafa #neverinafightalone ⠀⠀⠀ #tsrletmetellyou #congenitalheartdefect #chdwarrior #chdawareness #chdsurvivor #heartdefect #heartwarrior #heartsurgery #chd #tetralogyoffallot #tsrsickpick #openheartsurgery #tof #smib #gtube #feedingtubeawareness #openheartsurgery  #childrenshospital #daddyduties #cutskidsgotswag #dmv #artgaleri

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PT.2 video clip (link in the bio)☝ of Mr. #stealyourheart birthday party #teamchace🤴🏽. ¹1 // 08 // ¹6. #chd #congenitalheartdefect #chdwarrior #chdawareness #chdsurvivor #heartdefect #heartwarrior #heart #heartbreaker @chrisbrownofficial #heartsurgery #tetralogyoffallot #tof #clothdiapers #childernshospital #toodlermodel #gtube #openheartsurgery #thelifeofchaceelijah #gtubebaby #ekg #kidsnmotion #birthday #tloce

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My (1 out of 110) Mr. #stealyourheart #teamchace👦 on a 24hr heart monitor ¹0 || ¹7 || ¹6 #tloce #chd #congenitalheartdefect #chdwarrior #chdawareness #chdsurvivor #heartdefect #heartwarrior #heart #heartbreaker #heartsurgery #tetralogyoffallot #tof #clothdiapers #twins #toodlermodel #gtube #openheartsurgery #gtubebaby #gtubebaby #allnatural #childernshospital #feedingtubeawareness  #thelifeofchaceelijah #signlanguage #ekg #heartmonitor #TetralogyofFallot #ifonlyyouknewchd

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Good Morning 🌍 My (1 out of 110) Mr. #stealyourheart #teamchace🤴🏽 knocked out 😴😴😴 05 // ¹1 // ¹7 . . #tloce #thelifeofchaceelijah #niafa #neverinafightalone . . #congenitalheartdefect #chdwarrior #chdawareness #chdsurvivor #heartdefect #heartwarrior #heartsurgery #chd #tetralogyoffallot #clothdiapers #openheartsurgery #tof #smib #pha #gtube #feedingtubeawareness #openheartsurgery  #childrenshospital #daddyduties#allnatural #sleepyhead #sleepingbeauty #sleeping #hairgoals

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My lil mini meee... My (1 out of 💯) Mr. #stealyourheart #teamchace🤴🏽 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tloce #thelifeofchaceelijah #niafa #neverinafightalone ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #congenitalheartdefect #chdwarrior #chdawareness #chdsurvivor #heartdefect #heartwarrior #heartsurgery #chd #tetralogyoffallot  #openheartsurgery #tof #smib #pha #gtube #feedingtubeawareness #openheartsurgery  #childrenshosptial #trultfocusedfilms

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