One SUPER AMAZING man!!
Colin Farrell spoke about his 8-year-old son, James, at this year’s Angelman Syndrome Benefit gala. The actor appeared to raise money and awareness for the rare disorder that his son was born with.
“(James) has made my life so much richer and so much more worthwhile and has given it such meaning that my life alone never had. The bottom line is he’s my boy.”
Get this: Colin sponsored 100 families so they would be able to attend the benefit. He didn't want anyone to miss one of the few nights each year when AS parents get to be around others who share their experiences.
The caring daddy says he owes his son so much. He credit's James for turning his life around. The proud father says:
“He’s kind of lifted me in that sometimes tremulous hand of his. I ain’t saying I’m a great man or nothing, but I’m getting to be about as good a fellow as I’m going to be. A lot of the reason is James has come into my life and gifted me the opportunity to look outside myself and to watch his every move, to watch his every difficulty and to watch his insurmountable spirit just forge ahead in life.”
Among other things, children born with AS can’t speak and experience some motor difficulties. They are also prone to debilitating seizures.
You can donate to the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome HERE!
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