Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Colin Farrell on Being a Special Needs Parent

I can't believe I missed this in the fall, so I just wanted to post a short shout-out to Colin Farrell and his son James and his ex-girlfriend Kim Bordenave for going public about their son James' condition, and supporting the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST).

He said: 'When you're the parent of a child with special needs, it's important to feel that you're not alone.'

"Earlier this year, Farrell revealed how becoming a father gave him a new perspective on life. The former party boy told the September issue of Men's Health magazine how he is more concerned about healthy living these days - as he wants to live longer and see his sons grow up.

"Colin explained: 'What my first son James did was allow me to care for something in this world when I couldn’t care for myself. James saved my life."

Just a beautiful statement, from the heart. Such astonishing and refreshing candor

May the whole family be blessed with many long, happy and healthy years.