BREAKING: Real Life "Losing Isaiah"! Newborn Baby Found Abandoned in an Old Dresser in an Alley!
A woman searching for recyclable materials in a Chicago alleyway made an astonishing discovery this morning.
According to reports the woman found an abandoned dresser in an alley around 8:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Oak Park Avenue, police said. The woman says that when she pulled out one of the drawers to rummage through it, and inspect the decorative drawer pulls, she found a newborn baby!
The baby boy was reportedly wrapped in a a rosary and had apparently vomited. The woman says that the baby's mouth was filled with vomit and she had to clean him up and provide aid until help came.
“I put my finger on the little foot, too just to see he was moving," the woman, who asked not to be named, told NBC Chicago.
She said she felt like her prayers were answered when she discovered the child.
“I found him that is greatest thing," the woman said.
"Every time I think about the little details, it just makes me mad," she added. "So I'm just gonna focus on the miracle that I was there, and that everybody showed up on time because I was shaking. I was shaking so bad.”
Of course residents in the area are shocked and appalled that someone could have left a newborn in such conditions. "It's very heartbreaking to hear something like that," said resident Candy Pittner. "I don't get it. I really don't because you have so many other places, you could have dropped it at a hospital...firehouse, church. You could have even rang my doorbell I would have taken the baby and left. Anything but leaving it in that drawer."
The child was taken to Lurie Children's Hospital where he is said to be in good condition. Right now, the focus is on finding the child's parents and determine exactly why they chose to leave him in an alley as opposed to surrendering him to the proper authorities..