A newborn baby was found alive with vomit inside an old dresser in an alley in Chicago.
Emergency services rushed to the 2300-block of North Oak Park Avenue in Montclare after a Good Samaritan discovered the baby in the dresser, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.
The woman who found the newborn on Tuesday morning said he was wrapped in rosary beads.
The baby, who was only less than a week old, was then taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, Langford said: “It’s a good thing somebody came by. It’s hot out there, it could’ve ended differently, but it’s all seemingly worked out.”
The Good Samaritan who found the baby said she was walking along the block when she noticed the discarded dresser.
Planning to recycle the handles of the drawers, she approached the furniture and found the newborn.
“I put my finger on the little foot to just see he was moving,” she recalled.
She stayed with the child until emergency services arrived and rushed him to a hospital.
“Every time I think about the little details, it just makes me mad,” she continued. “So I’m just gonna focus on the miracle that I was there, and that everybody showed up on time…”
The Chicago Police Department is now investigating the incident.
One person commented: “The baby could have been let anywhere safe, even on somebody’s doorstep would have been better than a drawer. I hope the little mite finds a forever hope love him.”
Another wrote: “Sad but thank you to the person who rescued him! Thanks to the mom who left a powerful rosary with him that surely helped protect him!”
A third added: “God has something great in store for this baby. Glad the lady was recycling and found him in time.”
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