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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Saving Graces: Angels Were Looking Out for this Baby

My fellow blogger Iddybud penned a post entitled "Angels among us" about a baby that was thrown out of train and survived.

In the midst of the tornado rubble that inspectors were going through in Tennessee yesterday, they found an eleven month old baby. At first, they thought it was a doll, then they did the following:

So when two rescuers came upon a baby, they thought he was a doll.

Then he moved.

"We grabbed hold of his neck (to take a pulse) and he took a breath of air and started crying," said David Harmon, a firefighter from a nearby county who was combing the field for tornado victims.

His momma, only 24 years old died in the same field where he was found, a few hundred yards away. No telling what she did to protect her child but couldn't save herself.

Maybe there were angels for Kyson.

Kyson is pictured with his grandma, Kay Stowell. No doubt there is joy and sorrow in the Stowell household for the days to come. But amazing strength that he made it. I bet Iddybud and Elizabeth Edwards would love to hold that child and give their empathy and comfort to that family, but there were so many who lost their families and friends that night.

My condolences to all of the families who lost loved ones in those terrible storms on Tuesday night. But in the Elizabeth Edwards tradition, I say Kerri Stowell's name so that her child will remember his lost momma's name too.

Update: Kyson got his angels, with these beautiful voices:

Seems fitting.

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  • Great post! I tried to comment on DU, but lost my ID, etc. They now say I have to wait 24 hrs.

    By Blogger MrWondrous, at 10:01 AM  

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