The winner of the 2016 Bepanthen Doting Dad Award was Jon Wilmer
Winner Jon Wilmer was nominated by his wife Karen after he supported her through the frightening whirlwind birth of their daughter Lily. Karen went into labour at 28 weeks and after a series of increasingly worrying scan results the doctors performed a Caesarean at 33 weeks.
Jon drove 100 miles return daily after work to see Karen and Lily in hospital, sleeping on the delivery room floor when he could. He stayed every hour possible after Lily was finally born and went back and forth from NICU to Karen’s bed with pictures of baby Lily to show his wife she was ok. Karen says Lily is lucky to have Jon as a daddy.