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…

Man Who Saved Abandoned Newborn Baby Gets Invited To Her High School Graduation 18 Years Later

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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Posted on 05/25/2014, in Heroes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. I had this on my Facebook yesterday and I cried so hard – but this time, finally, tears of happiness and joy. This is a beautiful story!

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  2. What an uplifting story. I’m so glad they got together again.

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  3. What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it~

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  5. A Soldier’s Prayer for the Fallen

    To fallen soldiers let us sing
    Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
    Our broken brothers let us bring
    To the Mansions of the Lord
    No more bleeding, no more fight
    No prayers pleading through the night
    Just divine embrace, eternal light
    In the Mansions of the Lord
    Where no mothers cry and no children weep
    We will stand and guard though the angels sleep
    Through the ages safely keep
    The Mansions of the Lord

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  8. These are beautiful tributes.

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