A poor, mentally-handicapped woman in the Philippines gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Despite her challenging condition, she still loved her baby enough and tried to take care of him as best as she could.
Sexual exploitation is a real problem in society nowadays. Unplanned babies are neglected—even thrown away or killed because their parents cannot raise them. This consequences can be terrifying.
But here’s a rather unusual case. This woman—despite her handicap—still knows life should be cherished, and perhaps through caring for a child, she might have found more meaning in her life.
Honey Stepie posted a series of photos on Facebook, showing the woman caring for a newborn baby. It’s unclear exactly where the photos were shot, but news reports suggest it was in the Philippines.
The post had gone viral and people were amazed by the woman’s perseverance.
As the woman appears quite unstable, it raised a lot of concern on social media, with some Facebook users pointing out that the woman needed serious assistance to help her care for the child.
If we can just remember that all life is precious, perhaps we will find our roots again.