Samuel Forrest’s story of choosing his son over his marriage touched the hearts of many people around the world. Having a child is one of the greatest joys in life. Unfortunately, Samuel Forrest’s wife didn’t share the same enthusiasm for their newborn son. Forrest’s newborn son, Leo, was born on January 21st at an Armenian hospital but his doctor informed him that their new son was born with Down syndrome.
Upon hearing the news, Samuel had a moment of shock. But, it was quickly wiped away when he saw his precious son. His other moment of shock was when he entered his wife’s hospital room where she gave him an ultimatum: if he kept the baby, she would file for divorce.
Forest chose his newborn son with Down syndrome and his wife filed for divorce a week later.
As a single Dad, Forest wants to move to his native country of New Zealand. There, he will be able to take care of his son.
Because of the expenses of raising a family on his own, Forest started a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to help him support his son for a year.
The story of Forrest’s devotion to his son went viral, and people around the world were moved by his story. To Forest’s surprise, his GoFundMe campaign raised over $338,000 to help cover the expenses of moving to New Zealand and to take care of his son. The donations were a testament to the kindness and generosity of people around the world. People from all walks of life were touched by Forrest’s love for his son.
I love a story with a happy ending and am glad to see that Leo will have a great life. Forrest’s story has inspired many people, and his determination to give his son the best life possible is a reminder of the power of love and devotion.
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