Baby Girl Left In Drop-Off Box Built By Teen
A baby girl was dropped off in a Safe Haven Baby Box less than a year after a local Indiana teen raised money to build one in the neighborhood.
According to UPI, Hunter Wart,19, raised $10,000 last year working odd jobs in order to have the safe haven box installed in Columbus. The drop off box was installed at the Seymour Fire Station after the city denied Wart’s proposal.
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Almost a year later on Thursday, a baby girl was dropped off in the box and was quickly transported to a local hospital when firefighters received an alert. There were no details if the baby was a newborn but responders named the infant Mia.
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Seymour Fire Chief Brad Lucas said he’s happy that his team immediately took action to help Mia:
“We took custody of the baby immediately. I’m happy the guys were here. They knew what to do. They performed as they should perform, and the system just worked perfectly.”
Wart was honored on Friday for her contribution to the community since the box saved the baby’s life:
“I’m just excited that I did it, because if it wasn’t here, we don’t know what would’ve happened to the child. That’d actually be really cool if I get to meet her. Just seeing how she grew up and knowing that she has a family that can take care of her.”
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