Baby Is Found Abandoned In Cardboard Box On NYE With Note Asking For A Loving Family.
It was a terrible winter and the temperature was in the single digits. On December 31 around 2 pm Roxy Lane heard a baby’s cry nearby a row of mailboxes.
When she rushed there she found baby Teshawn. She found him in a cardboard box. The baby was covered with a blanket. The baby was cooing. What made her more interesting was a note which she found along with the baby.
The note said, “Please help me!!! My parents and grandparents don’t have food or money to raise me. They NEVER wanted to do this to me. Please take me and find me a LOVING FAMILY. My parents are begging whoever finds me. My name is Teshawn.”
The baby was born birth via C-section.
It was written by his mom asking someone to help him. She also claimed in the note that she never wanted to abandon the baby and was sad to do this.
Teshawn was rushed to the nearby hospital immediately, where they said he was in good health. Police were working to find his mom. Roxy posted a video of the child and the notes. She had asked her neighbors to help find his mother.
Roxy understood that the family might be poor and could not afford the mother to take her to the hospital. She might still be in medical need.
Roxy wrote, ‘Please, someone knows this new mom, check on her! She might be in a desperate situation, feeling abandoned herself. We don’t know, there could be a whole back story here behind closed doors.
She continued ‘Clearly, someone in our community felt so lost and hopeless that they made probably the hardest choice of their lives to leave that innocent life on the side of the road with nothing but some blankets and a name. But she named him! There’s some love there, even if she made a terrible decision.’
The note said his mother was living in Cormorant street, which was a mile away at the intersection of Dolphin Way and Chena Point Avenue. Roxy could not understand why and how someone could abandon her newborn baby on a street?
‘Today I saved a baby and I’ll probably think about Teshawn for the rest of my life,’ she wrote. ‘I’ve been processing my feelings all day and running through all the different scenarios and reasons, with my bf and family, as to why something like this could have happened.’
According to Alaska’s Safe Haven Law, parents are allowed to leave unwanted children at safe places. Teshawn’s family might not be aware of this.
‘There is always a safer, humane choice to surrender a baby and you will not get in trouble or even have to answer any difficult questions. Take the baby to a fire station, or church, or hospital and they will take care of them,’ she wrote.
Roxy’s only hope is one-day Teshawn’s mom would be found soon and she would get the necessary help so that the baby and the mother would be united.
Let us also hope so and it will be another interesting story.