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Most of you know Pooch Hall as Derwin Davis, the loving, pro-footballer boyfriend on the hit show The Game, but do you know in real life he’s a huge family man?

The 39-year-old actor shares four children with his wife, Linda Baptista, and the couple recently celebrated their 18-year-old daughter Djanai’s graduation from high school. Even though every student and parent is proud of that achievement, it’s even more special because Djanai has cerebral palsy.

The actor gushed in an Instagram post: “Let me stress how proud we are of our oldest daughter…doctors didn’t give her that long. But she did it.”

He went on to explain the challenges and rewards of being the father of a developmentally challenged child.

“Being parents of a child born developmentally delayed with cerebral palsy, we are in awe of her strength, happiness, beauty, and focus,” the proud father added.

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Yoooo… lemme just stress how proud we are of our oldest daughter… Djanai for graduating class of #2016 … some Doctors didnt give her that long. But she did it… I'm so proud of her and love my family so much… Now heres a graduation pic that is something my wife @shortyrockstar and l wanted to sharewith yall. Being parents of a child born developmentally delayed with cerabral palsy we are in aww of her strength,happiness, beauty and focus… i dont want sympathy, i want each and every one of us to recognize we are blessed beyond words and we should count our blessings and live everyday as if it was our last. Allow God, happiness, faith and greatness guide us. Love my fam… and congrats to all the #2016 graduates able body handicapped and ppl in the the struggle… Pooch Hall

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Linda also expressed her joy for sharing this moment with her family:

What a beautiful moment!

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