The ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ child was found inside an Aʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ chest of drawers down an alley. And there was a mouth full of ᴠᴏᴍɪᴛ when it was finally rescued. A one-week-old baby miraculously survived after it was Aʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ inside a chest of drawers left in an alleyway under 30C heat.
The child was only found when the ᴅɪsᴄᴀʀᴅᴇᴅ belongings caught the eye of a passerby. After it was dumped in the Montclare neighborhood of Cʜɪᴄᴀɢᴏ in the Uɴɪᴛᴇᴅ Sᴛᴀᴛᴇ. One woman, who asked not to be named, said she initially intended to remove the handle to reuse it but was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ when she discovered the lifebuoy.
She said the child was wrapped in a rosary and his mouth was full of vomit, while officials said the child was less than a week old. The rescuer said the chest of drawers caught her eye as she walked along the block, ABC7 Chicago reported. When she opened the drawer, she found the baby lying there. I put my finger on the little foot just to see him move,” she told NBC Cʜɪᴄᴀɢᴏ.
The unidentified woman remained at the scene until emergency services arrived and took him to Lurie Children’s Hospital. A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said he was in good condition. Spokesman Larry Langford said it was fortunate that someone walked past the closet. And found the baby, considering the high temperature in the city today, which has exceeded 30 degrees Celsius. That’s a good thing when someone comes to visit.
It’s very hot out there, it could have ended the other way around. But it all seems to be going well,” he told the Cʜɪᴄᴀɢᴏ Tribune. Karie James, a spokeswoman for the Cʜɪᴄᴀɢᴏ Police Department, said in an email that ᴘᴏʟɪᴄᴇ are investigating. Under Illinois’ “Safe Haven” law, enacted in 2001, parents can safely take infants 30 days of age or younger to a hospital, ᴘᴏʟɪᴄᴇ station, fire station, or ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ꜰᴀᴄɪʟɪᴛʏ ɢʀᴀɴᴛ.
And leave infants with facility employees without fear of legal consequences. Candy Pittner, who lives in the area where the infant was found, told WLS-TV she’s outraged. That someone would put an infant in the trash when there are so many safe places a child can be dropped. You can even ring my doorbell, I’ll take the baby and leave. Anything but put it in that drawer, says Pittner.