Man Who Saved Abandoned Newborn Baby Gets Invited To Her High School Graduation 18 Years Later
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A 911 call was made in Gibson County, Illinois, on a November morning in 1995 about a child who had been left under a pine tree at a cemetery…
Police and firefighters rushed to the reported scene, but found nothing.
Local firefighter Charlie Heflin decided to look in a different cemetery.
He didn’t find anything there either, and had already began walking back to his car when he had a hunch to check one more spot.
Heflin told WFIE:
“I heard a little whimper when I got close to the tree. I dug down inside this real huge pine tree and found her.”
The baby girl was on the verge of death, covered in blood and leaves in the freezing weather. Her umbilical cord was still attached.
“I handed her off to the paramedics and I didn’t see her since.”
The child was adopted five days later by Bonnie and Greg…
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