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Colin Farrell Opens Up About His Special Needs Son And How Inspiring He Is!

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We bet a lot of people even forget that Colin Farrell has two sons, let alone a son with special needs!

And guess what? He's an EXCELLENT father who is continuously inspired by his little one on a daily basis!

Colin had a son — James — with model Kim Bordenave, and he was born with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome! Regardless of how frightening and difficult it can be, Colin focuses on what really comes from having a son at all: an enlightenment of his life that inspires him to be a better man!

Here's what he said:

“It’s not a sad story because James has a really happy life. He’s one of the two greatest things that has happened to me, and there is something a little bit different when your child is born with a level of adversity.

“There’s a deep sense not only of love, but respect, admiration and also fear, because you learn to take nothing for granted. There have been some tough times — I’ve run through hospital corridors with James in my arms when he was having a seizure — but also some amazing moments. Seeing your child take his first steps is a seminal moment for any parent. But if you’ve been told there’s a chance your child will never walk, those first steps go off into a whole different realm.”

Colin is very involved with the Foundation For Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, and says that he loves his other son, Henry, just as much:

“James works really hard in life and is a constant source of inspiration to me. I just adore that little man. I adore Henry, too — just as much as James — but it’s in a different way.”

Good fathers are hard to find in this world, sadly, but we're so HAPPY to hear that Colin is one of them!

It also sounds like he has two amazing boys! So much love!

[Image via WENN.]

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8 comments to “Colin Farrell Opens Up About His Special Needs Son And How Inspiring He Is!”

  1. bridg66gal says – reply to this


    This is a very difficult disorder for parents to work with - you need the patience of a saint and then some. It is difficult to take them even for an outing to a park as they can become sensory overload and difficult to handle the behaviours. Thinking of Colin and his family and the struggle to help their child with Angelman Syndrome.

  2. Mr Pete says – reply to this


    Hats off to Colin & Kim
    What they are doing is so special,
    In a world today where children are aborted
    for being a bad choice, I truly applaud them

  3. purplegenie says – reply to this


    If you can post this and admire Colin Farrell for supporting and being open about his special needs son, why can't you be open about the fact that your son is special needs? I hope this is the first step towards that.

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  5. anon. says – reply to this


    Does a guy who did that many drugs really deserve credit as "a great father". People's priorities in "Obama Nation" are just backwards….

  6. 6

    I tell you this is why their are so many kids with special needs. DRUGS. OK. Pot and the list goes on.

  7. 7

    That why people who use heavy drugs should not have children !

  8. Steph says – reply to this


    Re: DSummerfan
    you're an idiot!!! read about it his sons diagnosis!!! It has nothing to do with drugs that Colin took!!