Missing Baby Found Alive

by - November 05, 2009

You know, in the face of all the horrible things happening out there, even as I'm typing this, sometimes something extraordinary happens to remind us not all things are all bad.

This past Saturday, 7-month-old Shannon Dedrick of Chipley, Florida, was reported missing from her parents' home. Following that report, a large-scale search was launched in Washington County.

I work at a television station. I actually put together the morning show (I'm the producer). Now we've been covering this story since it broke last weekend. Now I'm behind the scenes and regularly converse with three to five other production people. Now we've seen this story day in and day out, and as a producer I've seen/heard/read a lot of information that doesn't make it on air.

This was such a heart-wrenching story to follow. We were all sure the baby was dead, killed by its mother.

Well last night at about 9:30, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies found the baby...stuffed in a shoebox and shoved under a bed...but amazingly, alive. She had been put there at 8:00 yesterday morning, but she was unharmed and blessedly alive.

Life is full of little wonders.

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