Evgeny Anisimov adored his wife and, at the age of 33, he is still a young husband. Couples never agreed on everything, but no tiny dispute should be enough to create a rupture. That was the case up until the birth of Misha, their son, who changed everything.
When his wife gave birth to their kid, it was a joyful occasion like any other childbirth, until the devastating news had to be delivered to them.
Their kid was diagnosed with Down syndrome, and the news came as a complete surprise to both parents. Evgeny struggled to come to terms with the diagnosis, but he was determined to be the best parent he could be, no matter what the circumstances were.
His wife nevertheless was not as passionate or hopeful as him. She wanted to submit the kid to foster care, a proposition that Evgeny obviously didn’t take seriously.
In fact, he used the term “inhumane” to characterize his wife’s decision. There’s no sugarcoating in this situation.
He still considered Misha to be his son, and Evgeny believed that Misha deserved to be happy and to have a father figure in his life. He wasn’t looking forward to receiving a medal or anything like that.
He was just carrying out his parental responsibilities, despite the fact that the original news made him cry for a short period of time. The thoughts in Evgeny’s head were not, ‘This is a kid with Down syndrome,’ but rather, ‘This is my son’.
Dealing with a diagnosis of this kind is never an easy weight to carry for either the parent or the kid, but parenting is never an easy endeavor.
The first priority was to have a better understanding of Down Syndrome. Evgeny wanted to know what his kid had before he could figure out what he needed.
A third copy of chromosome 21 is what causes Down Syndrome. There is no treatment for down syndrome, and all you can do for someone who has it is offer them the best life possible.
When it comes to people with learning challenges, disabilities, or genetic illnesses, it goes without saying that we come from a culture that is universally supportive and welcoming.
Misha is unable to talk or defend himself, but n othing is going to stop his daddy from doing that for him. Evgeny made it a point to educate as many people as possible about parenting children with Down syndrome. Every opportunity he has, he uses to teach others. Make no mistake: this isn’t for attention on social media or anything like that.
He wants to ensure that other parents do not see children like Misha and consider placing them in foster care or abandoning them.
Misha, at his age and in his condition, is unlikely to be aware of the fact that he is different from the rest of the people. He is only aware of his father’s love for him. Evgeny wants to see that people like Misha are adored by everyone, just as he is by himself.
This is something that takes time for all of us to understand, and Evgeny himself is no exception. It was with tears of humiliation in his eyes when he discovered his kid had Down Syndrome for the first time.
Then, after swiftly regaining his calm, he realized that he had nothing to be ashamed about. No parent, particularly one who has just given birth, should be humiliated by his own kid. Evgeny had this concept quite immediately.
When it comes to having children, genetic problems and issues are always a risk, so it’s not like he had no idea what he was getting himself into when he decided to become a parent.
He wanted to learn more about Down Syndrome, and in the process, he discovered very little he needed to be concerned about. People with down syndrome may socialize and adapt into society quite well in Europe, despite the natural difficulties that their condition brings.
They will indeed live in peace and happiness, and everything else will be a secondary issue.