Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Every day, thousands of babies are born around the world with conditions that make them stand out in some way. Of course, all babies are beautiful, and none are any less deserving of love, care, and attention.

Sadly, not all people accept this fact. Some parents, incredibly, even look to give up or disown their children if they’re not deemed perfect in their judgemental eyes when they’re born.

Despite the age of understanding and reason that we’re supposed to live in now, many babies with Down syndrome are still born into uncertainty because of ongoing prejudice surrounding the condition.

One Russian father is looking to rid any and all stigma surrounding Down syndrome, while simultaneously independently raising his son, Misha, who suffers from the condition.

As per reports, 33-year-old Evgeny Anisimov is on a mission to show the world that children with Down syndrome are every bit as worthy of love and acceptance. He’s raising Misha single-handedly after his wife decided to leave because she couldn’t deal with her son’s diagnosis.

Evgeny and his wife were dealt the news just 1 minute and 39 seconds after their son was born when a doctor told them, “I fear that your baby has Down Syndrome”

Speaking to Bored Panda, the dad said: “I didn’t know what to do when I learned of the hypothesis that my son had Down Syndrome. I thought my task now was to turn off emotions, ignite thoughts, and support my wife because I believed it would be more difficult for her.

“The results of the analysis we were promised in a few days, and until then, I decided not to say anything to her.”