January 21st everything changed for Samuel Forrest. “She told me if I kept him, then we would get a divorce.” said Samuel.
It is custom in Armenia, to give parents a choice as to wanting to keep their child if they are born with disabilities. This was a no brainer for Samuel, he was keeping Leo but is wife she wanted out….and back into her “normal” life.
Samuel found himself with divorce papers, he was also a far away from home and any support. He needed to return to New Zealand. He went on to Gofundme.com hoping to raise 60k to relocate. The world fell in love with his story and he went on to raise over 220k in nine days. He is now on his way home to New Zealand with more than he had planned . —.