A man from Brisbane has been reunited with his two-year-old daughter after he spent a year running away from her in the hopes of hitting a golf course.
Key points:John Scott has been living with his girlfriend, Samantha, in Melbourne for five yearsMr Scott’s daughter has been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that causes a condition called spina bifidaThe man had been spending time with his mother in Sydney and his girlfriend had also moved to Melbourne for the past yearMr Scott had been living in Sydney with his then girlfriend, who is also his child’s mother, Samantha.
In February, he decided to leave his girlfriend in the hope of hitting his first golf course in Sydney, with Samantha now living with him.
Mr Scott, 34, was living with Samantha in Melbourne, where he met her mother in 2016.
“It’s been a really emotional time,” he said.
“I’m very proud of Samantha and I’m happy to be able to be here with her and have her as my mum.”
Mr Scott was living in Brisbane with his now girlfriend Samantha in March when he met his wife in Sydney.
“My heart was pounding when I got to Brisbane,” he told ABC News.
“There were so many things happening and it was just so hard to process what had happened.”
She’s a beautiful person, very smart, very strong, very beautiful.
“Mr Lee, now his partner, said they both agreed the last thing he wanted to do was leave Samantha in his arms.”
That was the last decision we made, that was the most important decision we had to make,” he explained.”
We decided we didn’t want to be separated.
“Mr Kim said the couple were both devastated by the news and felt their lives would never be the same.”
Samantha’s been here for five months, she’s not out of hospital,” he added.”
He’s a great, great person, and he was really excited about playing golf and it’s just the best thing he could have done.
“They have a beautiful relationship and Samantha’s a really happy, healthy little girl, and she’s getting the support she needs.”‘
I’m proud of her’Mr Kim was devastated when he learned the couple’s daughter, Samantha was suffering from spina.
“What she was experiencing is very rare and we just don’t know what the diagnosis is, it’s so rare that we don’t even know what it is,” he revealed.
“If there’s anything we can do, I’m proud to be her mother.”
Mr Ryan said Samantha was very bright and was able to understand what she was going through.
“The whole thing was so difficult, but she was able as she was diagnosed to go on and have a life and to have her dreams come true,” he remarked.
“You just have to accept what you’re going through, it’ll pass.”
Ms Kim said she felt lucky to have been reunited and thanked the community for their support.
“Everyone’s been wonderful and kind and I think I’m very lucky to be back in Sydney,” she said.
Topics:human-interest,diseases-and-disorders,golf,greens-minister-elect,melbourne-3000,brisbane-4000,vicSource: ABC News