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Single Man Fulfills Dream Of Becoming A Dad By Adopting 4 Disabled Children

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Ben Carpenter wasn’t like many 21-year-olds. He knew exactly what title he wanted, and it wasn’t about a job position.

His adoption journey began more than a decade ago when he became the first gay man to adopt a child in Yorkshire.

He had originally attended a panel where votes determined whether or not he would move forward with the necessary recommendation.

On the ‘Full Time Tired’ blog, Carpenter wrote a guest post: “I’d worked with children and adults with complex needs so I knew adopting children with additional needs was my niche…My mother remembers me as a little boy wanting to be a daddy”.

 Single dad Ben Carpenter's adopted daughter Lily

(Single dad Ben Carpenter’s adopted daughter Lily. Credit: Huddersfield Examiner)

Unfortunately, Ben was denied. He recalled, saying that: when he did not get the recommendation, he felt like his “world crashed”.

At 25, he was losing hope that he would ever be able to fulfill his dream of becoming a dad.

However one day, a fellow social worker reminded him that he still had a chance with an overrule by the independent decision maker. Feeling inspired, Carpenter leapt at the chance and sure enough, he was eventually approved!

It had taken him around three years to convince the authorities that he was serious about adopting and could be a good dad.

He went on to adopt four children with disabilities.

The British show “This Morning” invited the amazing family where Carpenter was labeled as “Britain’s Most Inspiring Single Dad.” (And it’s easy to see why!)

Now 33 years old, Carpenter went on to describe the various needs his children have during their television appearance:

He said, “Jack has autism and Ruby has such complex needs it would take me all day to explain them. Lily is profoundly deaf and Joseph has Down Syndrome,”

 Ben Carpenter's adopted daughter Ruby, six

(Ben Carpenter’s adopted daughter Ruby, six. Credit: Huddersfield Examiner)

Even though a single dad to “special children”, it hasn’t stopped him from having a social life.

In fact, he’s “seen and done more things with the children than he would have done before adopting them.”as explained in his guest blog post.

 

Carpenter has had an overwhelmingly positive experience adopting children with disabilities, but he has made sure to comment that it’s not for everybody. His patient and loving nature, in combination with the excitement from watching the children’s growth have contributed to who he is as a father today.

 Single dad Ben Carpenter only wanted one child but went on to adopt four kids

“I am not going to sugar-coat it because it’s not for the faint-hearted,” he told the Huddersfield Examiner. “You have to be 100% committed”

The developmental improvements happening with the four children would amaze social workers and medical professionals alike. Of course, Carpenter feels like he is the lucky one whose dream has came true as he raises his four well-loved children.

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Nightclub Closes Down After Woman Rides Horse Through Dancefloor

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A nightclub in Miami Beach has shut down after bizarre footage emerged showing a bikini clad woman riding a horse across the dancefloor.

The incident, which took place at Mokai Lounge, caused serious outrage, sparking allegations of animal cruelty.

The footage has since gone viral, which has caused a heated debate on social media.

WATCH: Mokai Lounge in Miami Beach under fire after video surfaced of a horse inside the nightclub pic.twitter.com/C7Saz3q20a
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) March 9, 2018

The frightened animal can be seen panicking as it’s ridden through the crowd of club goers.

Revellers can be heard shrieking, cheering and applauding as the nearly-naked lady is bucked from the saddle by the seemingly distressed animal.

This is awful poor horse😱
— Kerry Dewitt (@kgmommabear) March 9, 2018

That is really disgusting it so wrong Shame in the club for allowing this
leonie (@leonie67695013) March 10, 2018

So sad to see this. I’m happy @mokaimiami is currently closed but who rented this horse to the club in the first place?
— Elizabeth Uga  (@queenelizaa) March 10, 2018

Almost 3,000 people have now signed a petition which pushed for lawful action against the club, showing concern for the horse’s welfare.

The petition on change.org read:

People go to night clubs to have a good time, enjoy drinks with friends, dance and party. This environment is by no means a place for ANY animal or wildlife.
A video of Miami nightclub, Mokai, showed a horse being ridden by a female employee and restrained by party goers in a struggle to run off. This is not only a danger to everybody in the night club, but the horses well-being and safety.
In the video you can see the horse stumbling and collapsing – probably due to a floor wet from alcohol, stress from people capacity and music/lights.
The question remains as to WHY a horse was let into the doors of Mokai in the first place, but the answer remains the same, ACTION MUST BE TAKEN for letting this happen.

Miami is a beautiful and great city where we love to have fun, but we will NOT support animal abuse.
Crazy!! Poor horse. Was someone trying to recreate that scene from #Studio54?! 😱
— Rachael Wotherspoon (@ImRachW) March 10, 2018

Miami Beach City Manager, Jimmy L. Morales, has issued an official order for Mokai Lounge’s business license to be removed.

Morales made the following statement:
I was disgusted and offended that any legitimate businessperson would think this was an appropriate action to take.
This activity was not permitted and as soon as we became aware, I immediately instructed staff to act swiftly in remedying this situation.

Miami Beach Police have now confirmed that the horse is ‘healthy and safe’ following it’s ordeal.

UPDATE: Miami Beach PD detectives along with @MiamiDadePD ’s animal experts have located the horse that was at Mokai. The horse has been inspected and deemed to be healthy and safe by Miami Dade PD.
Our investigation continues. https://t.co/pCI5TZ9sww
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 10, 2018

Let this be a lesson to anybody who thinks that it’s okay to use a living creature as a prop – animals are not here for our entertainment.

A l nightclub really is no place for a horse or any other animal for that matter.

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Woman Dramatically Cuts Boyfriend’s Throat While He Chokes On Piece Of Steak

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Have you ever cut off a piece of steak that is too big, but it’s just too good and you try to swallow it anyway and nearly choke?

You would have probably either spat it back up and chewed it some more or force it down. But for a New Zealander, he wasn’t so lucky and the piece of meat got lodged in his throat.

Izak Bester was enjoying a lovely BBQ with his girlfriend and friends at Waimarama Beach, Hawke’s Bay, when he suddenly started choking.

His pals immediately started doing the Heimlich manoeuvre, but unfortunately that didn’t help the situation and the 50-year-old passed out.

He then started turning blue, and then purple, and then black and his girlfriend, Sarah Glass, who is also a midwife, knew that they were running out of time.

We would definitely want Sarah around for a situation like this because what she did next is impressive.

She grabbed a Stanley knife and found a spot just below Izak’s Adam’s Apple and jammed the blade into his throat for an emergency tracheotomy.

While it may sound like Sarah is doing more harm than good, the small incision that she made allowed Izak to breathe.

Their friends also had an oxygen tank handy inside of their property (well done!), which they used to keep fresh air flowing through his system and performed CPR for 30 minutes until paramedics arrived.

There’s no denying that her quick thinking saved her boyfriend’s life. He was placed in a medically-induced coma when he arrived in hospital and stayed in that state for three days.

“We had no choice – it was do that or he was dead,” Sarah told Stuff.

“I think anyone could do it if they’re looking at someone they care about and it’s the only thing that will keep them alive.“Izak had nothing but praise for his missus for her quick and smart work, saying: “She said it was a no-brainer because I was dead already.”

Incredibly, he said that the only thing that was painful about the whole ordeals was when he was brought out of his coma was a sore chest – not a peep about a casual hole in his neck.

Featured Image Credit: St John’s New Zealand

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People Angry At YouTuber Sonia Sae Who Gives Her Fox A Vegan Diet

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Vegan animal rights activist and YouTuber Sonia Sae is getting loads of criticism online for keeping her pet, a fox called Jumanji, on a vegan diet.

Foxes would normally eat meat in the wild, but the blogger is feeding it non-meat based cat food.

Some people claim that this is causing all sorts of health problems for Jumanji.

Sae has explained away a lot of the claimed health problems and insists that Jumanji is well. But that has not stopped some concerned people online, who claim the police are investigating.

In a public post, one Facebook user said: “It was recently also discovered Jumanji is partially blind already, no doubt due to taurine deficiency from his diet of vegan cat food.

“He is experiencing hair loss (which she claims is an allergy), appears underweight, and from the videos provided on her instagram last week, he is also lethargic for a fennec.”

The user continued: “[Sae] also claims he sheds his winter and summer coats…fennec foxes are a desert dwelling animal and do not have seasonal coats that they ‘shed’…meanwhile hair loss is a very common symptom of malnutrition.

“Sonia has refused to listen to experts who are all appalled at her treatment of Jumanji and have contacted her regarding the health of her fennec fox. Among these are a few sanctuaries, fox rescues, and exotic vet techs.”

The police are now currently investigating and hopefully some progress will be made in getting Jumanji the care he needs.

Although Jumanji’s natural diet would include things like mice, insects and worms, Sae has disagreed with such opinions thus far.

She said: “Thank you for being concerned about his health on this subject. He is in good shape, his blood tests are fine, he’s healthy, playful and hasn’t shown any signs of malnutrition for around 3 years.”

In another post, she added: “They use the word ‘abuse’ to describe the act of feeding [it] food that no animal had to die for. Despite the obvious oxymoron, any other non-vegan alternative does involve abuse by default.

“I am preparing a video to explain everything, debunking all the lies that some people have spread about this whole situation, putting updated blood tests, explaining his story etc.”

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