Abandoned Baby Girl Was Miraculously Recovered After Being Rescued From A Drain Duct

Date April 13, 2018

The news are constantly filled with the stories of abandoned children from all around the world. It is illegal but also harms the lives of babies; thus, it must be stopped. The Save Abandoned Babies Foundation is fighting for the introduction of legal and safe alternatives to infant abandonment.


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While many people fight to change these horrendous situations from ever happening, we can pray that most of such stories have a happy ending.

Miracle in South Africa

One of such stories happened not too long ago. Earlier this month, in South Africa, a woman found an abandoned infant while walking with her dog. Charmaine Keevy got alerted by her dog Georgie, who started barking at a drain duct. Upon coming closer, the dog walker heard baby crying. The drain was deep and covered with a slab, so Keevy couldn't do anything on her own. She ran to the road and was able to stop a motorist, Cornie Viljoen.

Together, they were able to get to the infant, who was lying 6 feet deep in the drain. Viljoen got down there and realized there was a colony of red ants that started to bite his legs. He noted that ants were higher than the baby, which was extremely fortunate.

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The rescuers called for a medical help. The baby girl, named Grace April by the hospital, was quickly treated and is now safe.

Charmaine Keevy says that it's a miracle she found the infant. "I honestly believe I was meant to find that baby by God as I usually take a different route on my dog walk but for some reason went another way," she said.

Authorities are currently calling out April's mother to come forward. However, if they don't find her, social workers will make sure to find a home for Grace April.

Another fortunate rescue

Similarly to the previous story, in Australia, two cyclists found an abandoned infant in a drain as well. The baby boy was quickly rescued and cared for by the medical professionals.

These stories have a happy ending, which helps to believe that someday, these occurrences can be stopped altogether.

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