A mom refused to see her newborn baby because he looked ugly. And many years later, that same baby whom her mom rejected is now inspiring the world.
Newborn Baby Called By Mom ‘Ugly’
Robert Hoge was born with deformities. He had a massive tumor in the middle of his face, and both of his legs were deformed. His mom expected him to be a healthy normal baby. That’s why when she saw him after giving birth, she refused to look at her baby. Even to the point that the mom didn’t want to take her baby home.
However, Robert’s mom still regularly visited him at the hospital. But she couldn’t accept his condition and still couldn’t afford to take him home. The mom also described him as “so ugly.”
Then one morning, the whole family voted to decide whether to take baby Robert home or not. And his four siblings won and voted for him to be part of the family. Hence, their mom didn’t have a choice but to take baby Robert home.
Growing Up Strong And Courageous
Robert was part of the family, but his mom struggled to accept his appearance. She wrote those feelings and cruel thoughts towards her baby in her blue diary. But despite how Robert’s mom treated him, he saw it positively and grew up becoming courageous and inspiring. He also underwent advanced facial reconstruction surgery in Australia.
Today, Robert is married and has two children. He became a journalist and a well-respected political adviser. Moreover, he inspires other people with his story as he advocates hope for people with disabilities with his memoir named ‘Ugly.’
The man was rejected by his own mother because of what he looked like. But hope gave Robert a chance to look at life from a quite different perspective that led him to become successful today.