Nicky considered herself lucky because she had a loving husband and daughter, and her second husband had accepted and supported her first daughter as his own.
However, her childhood dream of adopting a child always lingered in her mind. When she finally told her husband, he agreed to the adoption plan. After looking through numerous profiles, they found Rustam, whom they felt was the right child for them.
Rustam was born with several malformations, including congenital facial features and only one leg. His birth mother abandoned him when she saw him.
Despite the doctors’ efforts to restore his face, Rustam had to be fed through a tube, did not speak, and lagged behind in development. Nicky and her husband were not afraid when they first saw Rustam, and they immediately began thinking about how they could help him.
With time, they taught Rustam to live a normal life, to walk on crutches and a prosthesis, and to speak clearly. At first, people were afraid of Rustam and avoided him, but Nicky started an Instagram page for him, and soon his story became popular in the media. They were invited to various TV programs, and the public opinion shifted in their favor.
Nicky teaches Rustam not to be ashamed of his appearance and to understand that a person’s soul is what matters. Although Rustam has many challenges ahead, he has a loving family that will always be there to support him. Nicky says, “He’s our happiness.
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