His wife had to go back to her home on whore Island
@DarkSock, that's not a real place... is it?
@Rikochette, well, it's also known by its other name, "Long"...
@DarkSock, wow just perfect
@DarkSock, she has a right to not have to keep a broken child
Father of the decade goes to this guy, hands down
@Shzeah, and bitch of the decade goes to his now ex-wife
@Mike Oxhuge, he raised 500k and she came back
@TheCandyManVan, re: bitch and golddigger of the decade goes to...
@Shzeah, Now put your hands up and give him father of the decade
@Shzeah, the real kicker is she left her old husband for the same reason
@Shzeah, hands Down syndrome (expecting a few dislikes)
@Shzeah, he's doubly courageous for standing by and keeping the baby in the first place. The child won't have a normal life, will require constant aid and never be able to achieve what other kids can. But it's still a human being and deserves the compassion from others. For this father to realize such adversity and still stay, than he's a true man of integrity.
As a father of a child with Down syndrome I can tell you with my whole heart and soul that the greatest joy I ever receive in life is watching the smile on my son's face. I am fortunate enough that my wife not only stayed but has devoted herself, as I have, to raising our son in the best possible way. He is the greatest blessing I have ever received and he brings everyone around him unspeakable joy!
@heiny91, I imagine it's hard but God bless your family
*wipes manly tear* Faith in humanity restored
Where is medal delivery boy??
Ok- I'm saying this from a purely cultural view. In some countries a child with genetic disruptions brings shame to the family. Could this woman be a loser? Yes. Could she also be constrained by cultural norms? Yes. Could it be postpartum depression (the single most painful thing I've ever experienced)? Oh Dear Lord yes.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, fair enough
@SchroedingerPussPuss, it was in the us, both of them were in the us, both of them are from the us
@kc9pop, It was in Armenia and the father is from New Zealand.
@Dr Drakken, ahhhh sorry wrong story then, but either way it's not like it's China or Russia or North Korea
@Dr Drakken, there is a town called Armenia in New York so I really don't know which the article talks about off the top of my head
@SchroedingerPussPuss, I would like to have everyone get on netflix and watch Season 2, Episode 4 of "Call the Midwife". This exact situation occurs where a mother can't bond with her new son who has spina bifida. Postpartum + disappointment rattles her and she thinks of giving her child to a home. It's an incredibly moving episode.
No one seems to think of the long term. I watched & lived with my grandmother bringing up a downs (my uncle). He died at 60. Still needed to be bathed & helped with toileting. My nan was struggling with this 6ft "baby" at 85+yrs old. She would cry & pray he died first. I couldn't live like my grandparents did. I don't judge this woman.
@SchroedingerPussPuss, from what I read she going back to her home where children with Down syndrome are looked down on and she didn't think he'd be happy there.
That said, I would have chose my kid over going home. But you're right, culture seemed to play a role if you believe what was being claimed.
Do you feel that? The feely feels that feel... Feely...
Conceal, don't feel.
I love the story, but why is it so surprising to see a man care about his child... Its as much his baby as it should have been hers. Why is this even news? I feel as though people don't think of fathers as having any part in the child if it werent for marriage which is totally ridiculous... Its his flesh and blood. Why is it so crazy that he would want to keep it?
@Flame God Flann, It's news, not because people who do the right thing like this father, but because people like his wife have degraded society by choosing to abandon the child.
@Flame God Flann, Its the same when a mother chooses to keep the child and the father leaves. No one really bats an eye. Much less make it an international news story.
So he's single? *calls abc*
I admire this man's dedication, but I have seen this first hand. Raising a child with Down Syndrome is hard enough with help. He is giving up his whole life for his child, and this child is unlikely to have a proper life of its own.
I do not blame the mother for not accepting that life for herself.
@I Are Lebo, this is why it's good to get genetic testing before hand. If you, as a potential parent, know that your children will have a higher risk of having a disease or defect, and aren't prepared to live that life, it gives parents the option to find an alternate method of having a child.
@shakeweight, wow, that was not worded eloquently, my apologies.
Looks like he's DOWN in the dumps. Ok this is horrible please don't hate me
@I am bacon man, I'm not proud of this upvote, but I have a sick sense of humor too.
That's amazingly awesome
I think we can all agree he is the real MVP
He gets rid of his bitch wife and keeps the kid, it's a win-win
He chose a very difficult path just to do what he knew was right. I commend this man.
Stop it funny pics, you're not supposed to make me cry
This happened to a girl I know. Her husband left her because their baby was born severely handicapped and she refused to give up the baby.
@Fembot, some people are unbelievable. Sounds to me like he was just a dirtbag looking for a way out
@Fembot, divorce rate for parents of special needs kids is higher than average (which already high in the US it seems). But when the mom chooses to keep the child it's like people go "it's just another dad walking out" but when it's the mom "oh god! This is horrible! What a bitch!" I think people just have this idea in their head that moms stay with the kids and dad leaves. It isn't always accurate though
I hate how everyone's so in love with the retarded.
@Mr Game and Watch, people are not in love with the "retarded". Those chosen are born with defects they can't control, and people sympathize for them. Apparently you can't.
I'll support this guy
I don't think this is funny. Even if this story is true, I just can't believe anyone would be so cruel to not want her son just because he has Down syndrome. There will be more to him than just having a sickness. That picture was definitely not funny
He should divorce her for her actions
What a heartless bi7ch.
Yeah i think this happened in Armenia and apparently it's common practice their for a hospital to offer parents the option of keeping a baby with down syndrome or giving it up. Whole thing is really messed up in my opinion
What a b*tch
Awesome tax break for 18years plus income adjusted child support
That little bitch... (Not the guy)
Geez, the article tried to make him out to be an idiot. I applaud this guy!
Now THIS is a real man.
Every time I see this pic I think it's vinny from jersey shore lol