Health deficient children always bring up the best and the worst in people and mainly in their parents. The case of a father whose baby was born with Down syndrome some days ago has made the tour of the world.
Leo is the name of a beautiful baby who was born with Down syndrome and lead his father to a real difficulty: the dad must either leave his newborn at the hospital in Armenia, or divorce his wife. As the country the baby was born in is Armenia and most of the times these children are left behind from birth if they are having health problems, the dad was brought to the maternity with suspicion and fear. In fact, this possibility is given to the parents by the hospital employees: you don’t have to take him home if you don’t want to. But his response has been straight and simple: “he’s perfect and I’m absolutely keeping him.”
The mother, Ruzan Badalyan, has left her husband with no further public explanations, even if the ABC News has been talking to the father of the infant, Samuel Forrest. As a result, He decided to go back to his home land, New Zeeland, and leave Armenia behind, with all the memories with his wife and all the concepts that he couldn’t resonate with. In order for this to be possible, Samuel had an idea: to fund raise the money on GoFundMe.com, because he never had the possibility of leaving Armenia without a certain amount of money and obviously not a small one. So, the 27th of January has been the day when he started: “Bring Leo home” is the official name of the cause.
“The goal is to raise enough for a year so I can get a part-time job so Leo doesn’t have to be in day care and I can help care for him.”
Samuel set the original goal of $60.000, but by Friday afternoon, he raised more than four times more money: $300.000. Gratitude and a good heart doesn’t keep goods for itself, so the father of Leo has donated a part of the raised money to fund facilities and programs in Armenia that support the parents of children who are born with health problems, to keep them. Also, the help will go to those who are left alone and are away from their parents.
“We are stunned beyond words at the incredible support and love you’ve shown for little Leo. He is a lucky guy to have the support of thousands of friends like you around the world.”
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