Boris Kodjoe Pens Open Letter to Daughter With Congenital Disorder

Boris Kodjoe and family

Boris Kodjoe Pens Open Letter to Daughter With Congenital Disorder

Little Sophie just turned 10 and has been battling spina bifida.

Published March 10, 2015

As if we couldn’t adore Boris Kodjoe any more, the actor has written a letter to his daughter Sophie in honor of her 10th birthday that is sure to make your heart melt. In it, Kodjoe talked about his daughter’s bravery as she’s battled spina bifida, a birth defect in which the bones around the spinal cord do not form properly during development.


“The day I met your mother I knew I was ready to be a man,” Kodjoe wrote on Facebook, along with a sweet photo of him with his little girl. “The day I met you I became one. You’ve shown me what true strength and courage is and you taught me that the love of faith and the faith in love is one and the same.”

His little girl has had to fight through so much in her 10 short years, but it’s probably why each birthday is so momentous for him and his wife, Nicole Ari Parker.

“I’m in awe of your ability to defy the odds and I marvel at the confidence with which you produce miracle after miracle,” Kodjoe continued. “You smile your way through life and your light touches everyone around you. I’m proud of you because you are your mother’s daughter, I’m proud of you because you are Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe.”

“Happy 10th Birthday my little heart,” he added. “I love you more than you will ever believe.” always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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