Dad refuses to give up son with Down Syndrome, wife divorces him

But after Forrest held baby Leo for the very first time, he fell in love. His wife was not overjoyed. When Forrest went to see her in the hospital room, he says she gave him an 'ultimatum.'

“She told me if I kept him, then we would get a divorce,” Forrest said. 

A week later, that's exactly what happened.

When asked about the situation, the mother, Ruzan Badalyan, says she had a baby with Down Syndrome that was with the father, who she had left. 

Without any help or support from his wife, Forrest turned to GoFundMe for help. His original goal was for $60,000. So far, over $180,000 has been raised.

Forrest says he plans to move back to Auckland, New Zealand where he'll find more support. 

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