Luke enjoys his very first Father?s Day

RECOVERING from a brain injury after a horrific meat hook accident has not been an easy task for Luke Nielsen, yet his 11-month-old son has given him so much joy in an otherwise difficult period.

This will be Mr Nielsen's first Father's Day and he said his son Logan James lit up his life.

For Father's Day Logan made his dad a stubby cooler covered with pictures and decorations.

"You see this kind of stuff on people's fridges and think why would someone keep that?'' said the 23-year-old dad.

"But it's different when you are a dad, I am so stoked about it.''

Being a father has changed Mr Nielsen's life.

"When I first heard I was going to be a dad it felt really good,'' he said. "I didn't think about all the responsibility at the time.''

Due to his accident at the meatworks, he has been unable to work for many months and has struggled. But his son still gets all he needs.

"It's tough to find work after the meatworks,'' he said. "But my boy always comes first.''

As his son grows older, Mr Nielsen looks forward to sharing some of his own passions with Logan.

"I'd like to take him fishing,'' he said. "I want him to be advanced, I plan on teaching him stuff early.''

Logan and his fiancee Nisshia Dempsey, 20, would like to have another child.

"We are a bit worried the second one won't come out as cute as the first,'' he joked.

"How can you top that?'' he said referring to his son.



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