A doctor who gave birth to a boy at the age of 83 says he lives every day with the knowledge that he won’t get to see his son grow up.
Alberto Cormillot, a nutrition expert, said that his 35-year-old wife Estefania Pasquini got pregnant following fertility treatment.
Despite his advanced age, Dr. Cormillot claims to be actively involved in Emilio’s upbringing.
He continued by saying that because he knows he won’t be around to watch the child grow, he is doing what he can right now to give the child as many memories as he can.
He said: “I’m aware that life is not infinite. That little guy’s here and I’m going to accompany him until a certain moment.
“Until that happens I plan to enjoy every day to the fullest and make plans that are more short-term, which means I enjoy every day as fully as I can.”
Thinking about the future, Dr. Cormillot constantly leaves audio messages for his son to discover in the future.
He said: “That means that although he still really is a baby, he has a phone number with WhatsApp in which I record audio and send him videos.
“I don’t over-dramatize things, I just record the reality of life.”
He already has two adult sons, Renee and Adrian, and three granddaughters.
His first wife Monika Arborgast died in 2017.
Dr. Cormillot – who lives in Argentina – added that he was constantly thinking about how he can best prepare his son for the future while he is still around.
Dr. Cormillot has written more than a hundred scientific papers presented at international conferences and journals and written more than 50 books mostly on health education.
He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, but all traces of the tumor were removed by surgery.