Colin Farrell's fight against his son's illness
Actor Colin Farrell, revealed that his son James, 4 years old, suffers from a genetic disease, neurologically called Angelman syndrome.
The actor declares that he does not perceive his son as being different and that the only moments when the presence of the disease is felt are those in which he is around other children of his age.
Collin Farrell, 31, says his son is very brave and feels blessed to be part of his life.
The actor shares custody of James with the boy's mother, Kim Bordenave, with whom he had a relationship. Collin is very involved in the life of his child and declares with great joy and excitement that 6 weeks ago, James took the first steps.
Angelman syndrome is a neurological disorder, characterized by delayed development, difficulty in speech, tics of movement and balance, excessive laughter and even seizures. Children suffering from this syndrome are generally diagnosed when they are between 3 and 7 years old.
The actor refuses to characterize the illness as a disability, and says of his son that he is just a child with certain special needs.
As a coincidence, before his son was diagnosed, Collin helped promote the Special Olympics.
October 17, 2007