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Loving father hands newborn to neighbor after tornado, “Her little hand was cold”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2016 by saynsumthn

Christmas is often a time of joy and laughter but for many this week disastrous storms turned the holiday into a season of tears. Among several heart wrenching stories, one that involved the love of a caring father emerged after his newborn baby girl became one of the 11 victims killed during Christmas weekend’s deadly outbreak of devastating tornadoes in North Texas. The baby’s father, injured and bleeding, had one request for his neighbor – to take his baby to the hospital.

In a hard hit area just north of Dallas, a rural Collin county family gathered to celebrate the arrival of their newborn baby girl just days earlier. Jose Daniel Santillano along with his wife Zuleyma and 4 children were among many families whose peaceful day after Christmas was suddenly ended by a tornado throwing their mobile home approximately a hundred feet from where it originally stood.

Screen grab from a Dallas CBS news story

Screen grab from a Dallas CBS news story

Neighbor, Debralee King explained to CBSDFW what happened just after the storm passed as she saw the baby’s father running toward her carrying the newborn lovingly in his arms.

“At first I didn’t realize what was going on,” she said. “I thought they were glad the storm was over.” King explained, she heard the baby’s father beg her to take his little daughter to the hospital immediately.

It’s like he trusted me with her,” King told an NBC Dallas affilliate. “He wanted me to take her to the hospital. He was frantic. His wife was still trapped at the end of the house inside. He was running across the road with his baby saying, ‘Please help me, take her to the hospital.’ He was hysterical,” she said.

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King was stunned at first, that the man would hand his child over to her, but the loving father had other family members he needed to rescue and he knew his daughter needed help. To most people like myself who watched the devastation unfold as we sat just miles from danger, the loving and trusting response of this father was overwhelming. The emotional story of Jose Daniel Santillano swept through the Texas news sites, but, tragically, the news was not good. Although the baby’s father and mother both suffered injuries and needed to be hospitalized, and their three other children made it out without harm, their 2-day-old newborn identified later as Aeleyah Santillano did not survive.

“I was holding her little fingers, When they’re little they like to curl their little fingers around you. Her little hand was cold…I kept saying please baby, please baby be okay I did the best I could but now begin to think it wasn’t enough it’s just haunting,” King said.

Captain Jim Moody of the Collin County sheriff’s department said that it was unclear whether Aleya Santillano died in the tornado or had briefly survived but the family was devastated with their loss. According to reports, a Blue Ridge church has volunteered to let the Santillanos stay in an empty parsonage while they recover.

Woman creates baby burial gowns from donated wedding dresses

Posted in Babies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Michigan woman is turning wedding dresses into infant burial gowns to donate to grieving mothers when their newborn baby passes away. The death of an infant child usually so unexpected that parents rarely have clothes to bury them in, and this is where Angels Above Baby Gowns steps in.

Dawn Lafferty President of Angels Above Baby Gowns

Dawn Lafferty President of Angels Above Baby Gowns

Founder Dawn Lafferty, said that she created her organization in May of 2014 after watching the story of a mother in Washington State whose son was still born. “They brought her son to her wrapped in a wash cloth and when she got home she decided to use her wedding gown to make and angel outfit for him…That was the start of what later became “Angel Gowns,” she said.

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Because of Lafferty’s ability to sew, she immediately searched to see if there was a group in Michigan that she could join. Unfortunately, Lafferty said that she could not find one so, she used Facebook to launch her new mission. According to Lafferty, the response was instant and within hours of posting her idea on that social media site several of her friends told her they would help. Shortly thereafter Lafferty had a basement full of volunteers to start sewing bridal dressing into precious infant burial gowns. She was soon flooded with donations.

screen grab from Detroit News report

screen grab from Detroit News report

“In the first year everything was funded by me,” Lafferty said. But, today Lafferty said her group relies on loving donations from women who want their wedding dresses used for Angel Gowns. As a result of the interest, she has created a list of drop off locations and mailing locations depending on where the donor lives. “We ask that if they would like to ship the gown that it be shipped directly to our studio. We also recommend that the donor remove part of their gown to keep as a momentum,” she said.

In just a year and a half, 2000 members have joined Lafferty’s online group where they coordinate drop off locations throughout the entire state of Michigan. “The volunteers collect the gowns for us and bring them to our studio when they have enough to make the trip worthwhile” she stated, “I have about 30 volunteer seamstresses along with photographers, volunteers that launder and dismantle gowns, a cutting department that is responsible for cutting out all gowns in varies sizes and genders, hand sewers, embellishers, pressers and a packaging department and shipping.”

Dawn Lafferty holds an Angel Gown (image: screen grab from Detroit News report)

Dawn Lafferty holds an Angel Gown (image: screen grab from Detroit News report)

Once Lafferty’s group finishes the gowns, they put them into little gift packages and donate them to hospitals. The typical package includes a burial/angel gown, a blanket, a hat, headband or bonnet, a burial wrap (which can be used to store ashes if a baby is cremated), and angel ornament, a piece of angel jewelry made from the beads and pearls from a donated gown, a pink and blue infant loss awareness ribbon, and a card.

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In addition to the Angel Gowns, Lafferty said she hopes to raise funds to purchase a Cuddle Cot. “A Cuddle Cot is a cooling system that is used once the baby is born still to prevent the normal process of deterioration and allowing the family to have more time with the baby. We are also accepting monetary donation to purchase a Cuddle Cot,” Lafferty explained.

To do this, Lafferty said she has received a generous donation of brand new wedding dresses which she hopes to sell to young women on tight budgets, something that will help the new brides as well as grieving parents. “We have met some lovely people who have donated brand new high end gowns to us, so that we can offer them to brides for a donations to help fund our group, “ Lafferty said.

Angels Above Baby Gowns has grown substantially since Lafferty watched at that Washington State news report months ago. Today, Lafferty said they are even outgrowing their space, “We have outgrown our space and work area and are hoping for someone to donate a building for us to use as storage and work space,” she said, “we are all volunteers and we do this from our hearts.”

Those interested in helping in this effort can contact Dawn Lafferty’s Angels Above Baby Gowns Facebook group here.

Watch the Fox2 report om Lafferty.

Viral image shows Dog carrying newborn baby for help

Posted in Babies, Dogs with tags , , , , , on November 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

A viral image showing a Dog carrying a newborn for help is prompting some to ask if a canine has more compassion for a human baby than humans do.

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The baby was allegedly thrown away and the dog in Saudi Arabia rescued the child whose umbilical cord was still attached by carrying the newborn infant to a house where the dog allegedly alerted the owners the child needed help. It’s one of those, is this real moments?

According to reports, the newborn was rushed to the hospital and has survived.

As we watch horrific undercover footage of Planned Parenthood using the bodies of babies for research while they are still warm, stories like this make us scratch our heads to ask if a dog has more compassion than many humans.

One of many reasons we would question such a story and wonder if it was true. But, news sources like the Examiner say it is indeed real.

From their report:

    “The publication called “Sada” in Saudi Arabia stated it is not clear if the incident took place in the Gulf Kingdom or another country, but said the dog saved the newborn’s life. The paper stated the baby had been abandoned near a trash bin. The baby’s umbilical cord was still attached.

    “According to Health24.com, readers have called the entire situation “one of the most heartwarming animal-human encounters ever witnessed; a dog picked up a newborn where it was abandoned and took it to a nearby house.” Those who posted the pictures said the “dog carried the baby to the nearest house.” The occupants of the home rushed the baby girl to the hospital. “The baby’s life was saved by the dog,” and just had some superficial injuries, the paper said.”

The story has also been reported in Emirates247.com as well as LiveLeak.

Dog saves newborn

While there is skepticism as to whether this image is indeed a true picture or not there have been incidents of dogs rescuing newborns in the past which Saynsumthn has covered here.

And in this story below- a family’s pet dog alerted it’s family to check on their baby who was not breathing:

Mom fractures baby’s skull with fist for disrupting sleep was also a nurse’s aid

Posted in child abuse with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2015 by saynsumthn

Police say that a 22-year-old mother and nurse’s aid has been charged with assault after repeatedly punching her 2 month-old infant son in the head because his crying disrupted her sleep.

The Ohio mother, Peek Gaddis, has been charged with second-degree felonious assault.

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Peek Gaddis “admitted to becoming frustrated with her son … because he was crying and making it difficult for her to sleep,” according to a sworn statement submitted by a Colerain Township police officer.

Ms. Gaddis admitted to striking her son several times with her fist,” the statement said.

The baby suffered several fractures to his tiny skull as well as internal bleeding in his brain, authorities said.

The judge was horrified and told Gaddis, “Children are precious gifts God gives us. And you’re a nurse on top of that? A nurse’s aide?

Hamilton County Job and Family Services has removed the infant and a 1-year-old sibling from Gaddis’ care and into foster care, said agency spokesman Brian Gregg,

Meanwhile, another video going viral also shows a nurse bashing a baby in the head.

The video description reads:

    One maternity ward at the Sofiamed Hospital in Bulgaria, as one wicked midwife viciously beat a newborn baby.

    Emilia seems got annoyed after one of the baby woke up. Failing to put the poor infant to sleep, she beat Nicole several times out of anger.

    Nicole ended in intensive care after suffering heavy concussion and bleeding in her head. The newborn is currently in critical condition, but slowly getting better in the hands of the best doctors.

    The nurse is currently in 72 hours custody and will be prosecuted for attempted murder.

Woman arrested after she commits after birth abortion

Posted in After Birth Abortion, Post-Natal abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Michigan District Court judge has charged a woman with felony murder, premeditated murder and first-degree child abuse, according to the Redford Township Police Department, after she delivered a baby and heartlessly put the baby in a bag to suffocate.

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    25 year-old Kimberly Pappas is accused of delivering her baby at work, wrapping him up in a bag and sticking him in a desk drawer, suffocating the newborn.

    According to WDIV TV

    Investigators said she gave birth to a baby boy in the toilet, pulled him out to cut the umbilical cord, then wrapped him in a bag and hid him in her desk at work along with the placenta.

    The woman told responding paramedics she had a miscarriage.

    But rescue crews said the baby was still warm when they found him. The medical examiner said the baby died of asphyxiation.

    Pappas faces first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse charges. Her attorney said she was scared to have the baby which led to the incident.

    She is being held without bond.

I call this an after birth abortion or post birth abortion, what do you call it?

FOR CLARIFICATION: Yes, the story is about a woman who killed her baby at delivery. It is titled after birth abortion because the baby was killed after the mother delivered it. How is that different than killing a baby before she delivers it? I see no difference. Prebirth or After-bith abortion is the same” MURDER of a baby ! Think about that.

Newborn survives fall onto train tracks

Posted in Babies Born Alive with tags , , , , on February 17, 2015 by saynsumthn

A newborn survived a fall onto railroad tracks after his Indian mother gave birth on the toilet in the train and he slipped down the pipe.

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The incident happened this weekend on Barmer Kalka Express. The pregnant woman went to the toilet and fainted during labor pains.

She delivered the baby boy in the toilet and the newborn slipped through the pipe and fell on the railway track in Dabli Rathan in Hanumangarh.

The woman… felt acute labour pain, so she went to the toilet to relieve herself and gave birth to a baby boy who slipped down through the toilet bowl and fell on the tracks,” senior railway police official Subhash Vishnoi told AFP by phone.

According to the BBC, a guard at a warehouse near the tracks heard the baby crying and alerted the railway officials, who retrieved him.

The mother and child were later reunited and doctors said the infant is doing just fine.

Pro-life dog rescues newborn baby boy !

Posted in Animal Rescue, Animals Pro-life with tags , , , , on November 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

A story about a dog which heard a newborn’s cry and brought the child alongside her own puppies was shared online in years ago.

It is so heartwarming, that I wanted to reintroduce it.

Dog saves newborn

Police in Argentina think the dog, named China, may have heard the cries of a newborn baby abounded by the child’s teen mother.

China was nursing her own puppies at the time and her motherly instincts kicked in.

Authorities say that had China not carried or dragged the child over to her pups when she did the little boy may have died.

Chief of Police Daniel Salcedo said the baby was found nestled down, keeping warm with the pups with only a few bruises after a neighbor heard the baby’s cries and called for help.