What bittersweet news. A newborn baby that was discovered in a trash compactor will survive, despite the horrific circumstances. Get the miraculous details right here!
It’s an Easter miracle! A baby boy, likely just hours old, was found alive in a trash compactor in an Everett, Wash., apartment complex on March 25. Thanks to the heroic efforts of Jeff Meyers and his girlfriend Paula, the newborn is expected to survive after being rushed to the hospital.
It’s unclear how long the baby had been in the trash compactor when Paula saved it, but doctors were able to give the boy the immediate care he needed to survive. Considering the baby was covered in blood and its umbilical cord was still attached, it’s likely the baby wasn’t in there too long before Paula and Jeff pulled the poor thing out. Either way, it’s still amazing that the little infant is going to live!
Doctors at Providence hospital have been working on the baby boy for the last two days, as his shocking discovery occurred on Good Friday, March 25. Jeff explained the whole situation to nearby news station KING 5, telling them that Paula was the one who thought she heard a baby crying — and who really saved the day.
“She climbed inside and just started throwing out bags and garbage and junk,” he said. “As she pulled the microwave off, that’s where the baby was, underneath the microwave. That’s when she screamed, ‘Oh my God, it’s a real baby.'”
Isn’t that incredible? Jeff also said that if the baby hadn’t cried once more, Paula probably would’ve hit the compact button, and things wouldn’t have turned out so well. The situation is definitely a case of right place right time…plus a happy ending!
As for the baby’s mother, police are still searching, also asking the public to help locate her. But for Jeff and Paula, they’re just happy to have helped save an innocent child’s life. “We feel it’s a miracle. It happened on Good Friday,” Jeff said. “I get emotional. I get emotional when I talk about it.”
HollywoodLifers, send some kind words to Jeff and Paula in the comments below for stepping in and saving a baby’s life!