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"God Helped Me," Says Girl Who Found Abandoned Newborn

A nine-year old girl in Lowell, Indiana is being called a hero after finding a baby who had been abandoned just hours after birth.

Elysia Laub was outside on her family's farm when she saw what she thought was a piglet in the grass.

"I don't know! It just freaked me out. I didn't know what it was. It's not like, ordinary, to find a baby in your yard. It had to be [a piglet]."

Laub screamed for her mom when she saw that it wasn't actually a piglet, but rather a human baby.

"I realized the placenta was still there," said Elysia's mom, Heidi. The baby was less than a day old, abandoned by her mother immediately after being born. The umbilical cord and placenta were still attached.

But the Laub's don't believe this was a random act of luck.

"I didn't do this myself. Somebody helped me," says Elysia. When the reporter asks who, she points to the sky and confidently says, "God."

The family was just about the leave the farm before the baby was discovered. Had they left before Elysia stumbled across her, baby Jane Doe would not be alive today. The Lake County Sheriff's department is calling her "the miracle baby."

Heidi Laub doesn't believe the baby's mother is a bad person, however. She says, "I really think everyone needs to say a prayer for this mother. She's probably not a bad person, but is probably really scared and needs help."

Check out the full story here. Elysia and Heidi are being called baby Jane Doe's guardian angels.


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