Some couples are just relieved and happy to have a baby. They’re pleased their child is alive and breathing. Nothing else matters. They’ll love the new addition to their family unconditionally. One family’s true acceptance was tested after the mother gave birth to a baby boy who resembles an 80-year-old man instead of a newborn baby.
This baby was born to a couple from Bangladesh back in September of last year. He was born with a condition only one and four million children have: progeria. This condition causes a person’s body to age much faster than usual.
“The baby does not look like a newborn at all,” explains the doctor treating the baby. “There are prominent signs of aging such as excessive wrinkles and rough skin texture.”
The world might be taken back by the boy’s thick back hair, premature wrinkles, hollow eyes, and body, his parents don’t care that he’s different: ‘”We can only thank God,” said the baby’s Dad, Biswajit Patro, a farmer. “There is no need to be unhappy about the appearance of my son. We will accept him the way he is.
“Our first child, Aparna, has taken after her mother,” he said.
“But my boy looks like me, and I am happy.”
What’s even more remarkable is how confident the boy’s parents are choosing to remain despite matters stacked against them. Their son might not live past the age of thirteen: “We are so happy to have a baby boy in the house,” is all Biswajit could say.
“We are already blessed to have a daughter. Now we are a family of four. What else can we ask for.”
People on the DailyMail‘s Facebook page have made all sorts of comments about the baby. One person wrote, “It’s not what the child looks like that would break me. ..its the thought of how he is supposed to survive in this [judgmental] society full of “perfect people” who lack empathy.”
Despite the insulting remarks and nasty comments, there are those who praise the parents: “He is an angel, and even though he doesn’t look like the rest of us, he has a purpose, he is special, if he were my baby, I would fight to the ends of the earth for him,” wrote one Facebook user.
I have to agree. To heck with what everyone says. The baby’s parents are overjoyed just to have a child.
“The most important thing about this is that he is loved by his parents,” chimed in another.
I agree. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks; it’s all about this sweet family of four and their joy.