Lilliana Williams-Rodriguez told her grandmother she had found a doll in the bushes.
But Thelma Williams, 55, who has six children, knew right away it wasn’t a doll. She called 911.
The baby was taken to University Hospital with a fever but was expected to recover.
Police believe the baby was born an hour or two before she was discovered, her umbilical cord was still attached.
Thelma got a white dress to cover the baby. She, her daughter, and her daughter’s friend, held and cradled the baby until firefighters arrived to take her to the hospital.
“She was crying really loud and moving her arms and legs so I knew she was real healthy still. So that was a blessing,” said Timothy Pfaff, another neighbor who helped tend to the infant.
I will NEVER be able to understand how a mom can leave her baby after carrying them for 40 weeks. I am always thankful for the times that I read that someone was able to find the baby before something horrible happened to them.
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