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Published 2022-01-12
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Abandonded Baby Found In A Box In Freezing Minus Temperatures!

Sometimes doing something as simple and ordinary as going for a walk can end up impacting someone's life and this is exactly what happened when a Fairbanks, AK, resident decided to go out for a stroll and ended up finding a baby abandoned in a box with a heartbreaking note on New Year’s Eve. In what conditions was the baby found? What did the note say? What had happened to the child? Read on to find out this heartbreaking story of the newborn child.

Abandoned Baby In A Box

Abandoned Baby In A Box

It was New Year’s Eve when Fairbanks Resident Roxy Lane, who posted a video about it to her social media, found the baby in a box near a row of mailboxes, on the corner of an intersection which later had been described by officials as being in a “fairly rural setting”. According to the National Weather Service, around the time that Lane found the baby, the temperatures were in the single digits with a wind chill of 12 below. What happened to the baby next? Read on to find out.

Police Respond

According to a statement released by the Alaska State Troopers, they were notified about the abandoned baby around 2 pm on New Year’s Eve, and according to their observations, it looked like the baby had been left at the location not long prior to being found. The baby was taken to a local hospital and according to Kelly Atlee, a spokesperson with Foundation Health Partners had reached out to media publications via email and revealed that the baby is stable and healthy but added that for the time being she could not provide any additional information about the child.

Police Respond

Heartbreaking Note

Along with the bundle of blankets that the baby was in when it was discovered was also a heartbreaking note from the child’s family. The note began with the words “Please help me!!!” later going on to explain that the baby was born on December 31st, at 6 am, 12 weeks premature. It further explained that the child’s parents or grandparents didn’t have food or money to raise it, adding that this was not something that they wanted to do. The note also asks whoever reads it to find the child a loving family, adding that the baby’s name is Teshawn. Is anyone even searching for the mother? Read on to find out.

Lane’s Facebook Post

Roxy Lane, the woman who discovered the baby, took to her social media to share the video and her story. In her post she had revealed that she had been processing what had happened the entire day, speaking with her close ones, trying to think of different scenarios that would make some do such a thing, suggesting that perhaps the parents were too young and/or unaware of the laws in place where they could have given the child up without any problems. However the fact that she saved the life of an infant child is something that will stick with her, and she will probably think about Teshawn for the rest of her life.

Seeking More Information

But Lane didn’t leave her post just as a reflection. In it, she pointed out that clearly, someone in her community felt so lost and hopeless that they made one of the hardest choices in their lives to leave the innocent child on the side of the road with nothing but some blankets and a name. And to her, given that the mother had named the child, she clearly loves him dearly. Roxy had also pleaded with anyone who knew the mother to reach out to the authorities because she herself might be in need of medical attention or might be in a desperate situation herself. Though is the police looking for Teshawn’s mother? Read on to find out.

Heartbreaking Note

Reason For The Video

Despite her best intentions with the video trying to in a way reach out to the child’s mother or someone that knew her to ensure that she would get some medical attention there were some who had criticized her. However, in an interview with The Daily Beast, she revealed that the reason for posting the video wasn’t just so that everyone involved would get the help they needed but also in hopes of raising more awareness in her community, and for others to have some compassion for the mother and anyone else who might ever be involved in such a difficult situation.

Lane’s Facebook Post

Safe Haven Law

One of the laws that Roxy Lane had been talking about was the Safe Haven Law in Alaska which allows new parents to surrender their child to police, firefighters, or paramedics, and other healthcare workers until the child reaches 21 days of age. According to information provided by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to the press after the story hit the news, children can also be given up to “any person the parent reasonably believes would keep the infant safe and provide appropriate care” that would also include taking your baby to a fire station, police station, or a church.

 Seeking More Information

Searching For The Mother

Just like Lane had advocated on social media, and spoke with reporters, the goal was to find the mother or to ensure that she got medical attention if she needed it and that is also that Alaska State Troopers had also been working towards. The local news had reported that in a statement from the authorities it was revealed that Troopers have taken a DNA sample and will submit it to a database as part of an ongoing effort to determine immediate family.

Reason For The Video

Mother Found

Though soon their efforts were rewarded as CBC had reported that on January 5th authorities had located Teshawn’s mother, who was identified as a minor. The uni within the troopers that handles major cases had taken the young mother to a local hospital for evaluation and medical care. In a statement, they had revealed that the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the baby being abandoned is ongoing but added that no criminal charges had not been filed at the time.

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