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The woman ended up with twins, and when it was revealed the boy twin had Down syndrome, the parents said they didn't want him, taking only his sister. (Source: Seven Network/CNN) The woman ended up with twins, and when it was revealed the boy twin had Down syndrome, the parents said they didn't want him, taking only his sister. (Source: Seven Network/CNN)
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CHONBURI PROVINCE, Thailand (Seven Network/CNN) - There's a happier ending in store for a baby in the center of an international controversy.

An Australian couple hired a woman in Thailand to carry their baby.

The woman ended up with twins, and when it was revealed the boy twin had Down syndrome, the parents said they didn't want him, taking only his twin sister.

The surrogate mother was left with crippling medical bills, but now, things are looking up.

Being born with a heart defect hasn't stopped this special little boy from capturing the love of perfect strangers.

While 7-month-old Garmy is recovering in hospital, his surrogate mother received a life-changing phone call.

Pattharamon Janbua is no longer facing crippling medical bills alone.

"Thank you so much; I have no words for this,” Janbua said. “Everyone is very generous. I can't say anything but thank you - thank you very much."

When the boy’s story made headlines, Aussies dug deep.

"The family, I think, are both delighted and a little overwhelmed even is the appropriate state that they're in." Peter Baines of Hands Across the Water said.

As of Sunday night, the fund has raised more than $150,000.

"I guess it illustrates some of the pitfalls involved in this particular business,” Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot said. "It's a very sad story."

Janbua agreed to the surrogacy worth almost $12,000, but as a Buddhist, she refused an abortion when the biological parents found out their son had Down syndrome.

There's now a nervous wait for the other Australian parents currently involved in around 400 similar pregnancies as the Department of Foreign Affairs examines the Thai surrogacy trade.

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