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In the new issue of Closer Weekly, Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson opens up for the first time since daughter Mia’s Jan. 3 bone-graft surgery to help repair her facial cleft.
In the exclusive interview, Jase says, “The hardest part was handing her off to the surgeons, knowing she was about to go through a lot of pain and suffering, even though I knew it was for the best,” he tells Closer.
“The fact that she has healed so rapidly and responded so well to the results has made this surgery far easier to endure than we expected.”
Jase explains he is thrilled with how Mia, 11, has handled her situation and surgery. “I'm impressed that she just buys into the process of the whole ordeal. She realizes that her condition is a marathon, not a quick fix,” Jase says.
And though Mia has her daily struggles, “She is always thoughtful of others who are going through difficult times,” he adds. “She actually prays each night for someone who is going through a tough situation.”
As a father, “The main thing that I've learned is that no matter how hard you try to do everything the right way and protect your kids, sometimes things happen that are totally out of your control,” Jase shares.
“Thankfully, through our faith in God and reliance on each member of our family, I have the resources to stay positive and hopeful.”
FOR MORE, PICK UP THE NEW ISSUE OF CLOSER WEEKLY, ON NEWSSTANDS NOW.