Benjamin Carpenter, a man from Shepley, West Yorkshire, is now getting recognition in the UK and around the world. This kindhearted man has been named “saint” and an inspiration for many people because of his inspiring deeds. His journey began on 2010 when he adopted his eldest son, Jack, who has autism and OCD.
Carpenter, 33 years old, has now adopted four adorable children all with special needs and he has been dubbed as a “super dad” for that.
Benjamin Carpenter became an inspiration after adopting four disabled children.
According to Carpenter, he has always dreamed of being a parent ever since he was a child. It took him three years to finally convince the authorities that he can become a good father. After adopting Jack, he became one of the youngest gay men to adopt a child in the country.
Carpenter told Unilad:
“Growing up within a religious family, I always had a caring disposition instilled in me. Adoption was always at the forefront of my mind as having biological children was never a priority for me.”
Benjamin with his three kids: Jack, Ruby and Lilly.
“Often children with an additional need can be overlooked, in a lot of cases be classed as ‘hard to place.’ However, I totally accept that not everyone can care for a child/children with an additional need and quite rightly you have to be true to yourself on the adoption journey about the type of children you feel best suits you and your family set up!”
According to him, his life has been very routine-focused since adopting his eldest. Meanwhile, six-year-old Ruby has mobility issues and physical disabilities among other difficulties.
Ruby’s biological half-sister is also under Carpenter’s care and is severely impaired and deaf. The whole family has learned British Sign Language (BSL) to effectively communicate with her. The youngest son, 2-year-old Joseph has Down Syndrome.
Prejudice towards LGBT members
It turns out adopting is not as easy for straight couples as it is for single gay men. There is often the prejudiced view that having gay parents will “turn the kids gay.”
However, Carpenter only see these comments as something he should merely brush off. He also said that 70% of the time, people see sense once it is explained to them. He is also happy that the world is slowly changing their view and that more LGBT members are open to adopting.
Grandmother Becomes Second Recipient of Previously Donated Kidney
Kidneys don’t go with you to heaven, says the sister of the first recipient.
A 70-year old grandmother became the second recipient of a kidney that was first donated to a young man. Thankfully, the family of the first recipient agreed to pay it forward, and the kidney is now housed in the body of its third owner.
Beto Maldonado had to live with his kidney disease for most of his life when he finally received a kidney donated by an unnamed teenage girl when he was in his 20s. While Maldonado was spared from the life-threatening effects of his kidney disease, he was not able to escape death when he met a motor vehicular accident.
Vertis Boyce became the second recipient of a donated kidney after the first recipient, Beto Maldonado, died in a motorcycle accident.
Heartwarming Moment Fast-Food Employee Helps Feed Disabled Customer
The world needs more acts of kindness like this!
A video showing an incredible, random act of kindness has recently went viral on Facebook. Posted by Laurinha Victória, the said viral footage was taken in a food court in Salvador, Brazil.
According to Victória, she began filming when she noticed a kindhearted Giraffa worker feeding a customer with disability. Apparently, the male customer had a hard time eating his food because of his physical limitations.
The employee saw the struggle so he sat down with him and helped him eat.
It was indeed a heartwarming scene!
Mariah Carey Reveals She’s Secretly Battling A Mental Illness For The Past 17 Years
She was diagnosed with the disease almost two decades ago.
Mariah Carey's revelation that she is suffering from a mental health issue has definitely shocked her fans and detractors alike. However, whether one loves or hates the diva, she deserves some props for deciding to share her struggles.
Carey confessed that although she had been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder way back in 2001, it was only recently that she began treatment - out of fear that her disease would be revealed to the public. After the explosive revelation, there's no denying that she fell in the good graces of even her detractors.