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10 Celebrities Whose Special Children Taught Them A Whole Different Kind of Love

Having a kid is one of the most beautiful blessings that can happen in any person’s life. However, raising a child presents its own set of challenges, especially if one of these children is different. And if you do have a special needs child, you’ll be comforted to know you’re not alone in your struggles. Because these stars really are just like you! In this post, we love to introduce you to the stories of 10 celebrities and their extraordinary children.

For example, actor Sylvester Stallone whose son Seargeoh was diagnosed with autism at an early age. And instead of focusing on the difference of Seargeoh, Sylvester raised him like other normal children. The Rocky actor said: “We have to accept Seargeoh the way he is and understand that his way is just quieter and reserved.” And whatever Seargeoh has to go through, he and his wife are beside Seargeoh every single step of the way!

Scroll down to see how other celebrities overcome their struggles. And we hope that you will be more positive!

#1 Sylvester Stallone

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When people think of Sylvester Stallone, they think of Rocky: a tough man with an even tougher heart. Stallone’s kid, Seargeoh, was diagnosed with autism at a young age. And this is what he said: “We have to accept Seargeoh the way he is and understand that his way is just quieter and reserved.” And in “Rocky 2”, Seargeoh appeared as Rocky’s newborn son.

#2 Caterina Scorsone

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Actress Caterina Scorsone always shares images of her cute baby daughter, Paloma on her social media feed. Paloma has had Down syndrome since she was born in 2016. And in the process of parenting, Caterina has become a prominent voice on social media for raising awareness about the condition. In many interviews, Caterina said: “Pippa is different. So are you and so am I. Pippa has needs that are specific to the way her body was made. I have needs that are specific to the way my body was made. We all do.”

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She admits that she was scared at first because she had no knowledge of the condition, but she later realized that Pippa’s difference had lit a match in her and her family’s lives.

#3 Katie Price

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Katie Price is a successful and attractive model who is also a mother. Harvey, her son, was born in 2002 with Autism, blindness, and Prader-Willi Syndrome. One of the most concerning aspects of this illness is that the youngster lacks the ability to recognize when they are full and hence continues to eat. This can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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But as a mother, she has been overcoming all of the troubles together with her son, and now she proudly says on her Instagram: “I’ve watched you grow into a handsome man. My Harvey bear I love you, and wouldn’t change you for the world.”

#4 Amanda Booth

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Thanks to her son Micah, who has Down syndrome and autism, model Amanda Booth has been striving to make a much-needed shift in the media and fashion industries. Amanda says she first started to notice this need when she returned to work after giving birth to Micah. “I started to notice when I would go out for things for work, that there would be babies at castings all the time. And I was like, ’Why isn’t anybody asking for my baby at these castings?’”

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Amanda works tirelessly to promote a more diverse view of beauty in the world, and she is not hesitant to answer queries about her son’s illness from others. She claims she is willing to explain why her child is stimming or acting differently than other children, and she does so cheerfully and for anyone who is interested.

#5 Colin Farrell

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Hollywood’s bad boy Colin Farrell was a father to a child with special needs. His son, James, suffers from a genetic condition called Angelman Syndrome which can cause jerky movements. Colin has said “When you’re the parent of a child with special needs, it’s important to feel that you are not alone.”

#6 Gary Cole

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When his daughter Mary was two years old, actor Gary Cole sensed she was special. “She didn’t process information like you or I do, and did not pick up on social cues,” he says. Despite having autism, she has led a normal life. She received counseling and assistance from a personal aide, allowing her to attend regular elementary and middle schools in California. Gary’s advice to parents who may have special children is: “Seek answers, and the earlier — the better.”

#7 Jenny McCarthy

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Jenny McCarthy claims Evan, her son, stopped speaking and began ignoring the world around him when he was first diagnosed with autism. Because, she claims, that’s what most autistic children do: they lock themselves away. She was, nevertheless, determined to assist him in his recovery. As a result, she began exploring for therapy options.

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She tried video modeling and play therapy to teach him how to play with toys, and it turns out that her “warrior spirit” worked. Evan, according to Jenny, has made significant progress. “He’s doing fantastic,” she exclaims. “He’s expected to recover.”

#8 Christopher Gorham

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Christopher Gorham has a son named Lucas, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of nine. “It’s upsetting to hear that something is wrong with your child,” he said about the diagnosis. “At the same time, it’s a relief to know what’s wrong with your child because if you know what’s wrong then you can start to take steps to help them.”

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In second grade, Christopher noticed his kid becoming increasingly isolated from his peers. Since then, he and his wife have been busy with his therapy. Gorham says he sympathizes with all parents of special-needs children because he has been through a lot of adjustments and hardship. But he sees the bright side of this ordeal, claiming that his wife has proven to be a true superhero in dealing with the situation.

#9 Toni Braxton

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Diezel, Toni’s second child, was born in 2003. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. She studied programs on how to nurture and educate her son and lavished her affection on him. Diezel Braxton is now a sought-after model who has signed a contract with one of the world’s top modeling agencies and is quickly gaining a following on Instagram.

#10 John McGinley

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Actor John McGinley has a Down syndrome son named Max. In 2011, John earned the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award from the Foundation for his work with people with Down syndrome and developmental disabilities in general.

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In an interview, he said about his child: “The first couple of months, it felt like we’d been hit over the head with some kind of cosmic hammer… And sooner or later you have to do something, you have to pick some aggressive verb about what you’re gonna do for this life. For Max. ’You gotta do something for me, get over your stuff, dad, I’m here.’

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