Shawn Portwood, the often-outspoken brother of troubled Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, recently wrote a touching essay about his father, Shawn Sr., who is in need of medical care after suffering through a variety of ailments.
It’s been a rough couple of years for the Portwood family. In June 2012, Amber was sent to prison. Meanwhile, her father was suffering from cancer of the voicebox, as well as liver failure, among other ailments. According to Shawn, his father currently does not have any teeth (due to them having to be removed before he could do chemotherapy to treat his cancer) and is currently on a liquid diet. He’s asking the public to donate to help his dad get a set of dentures.