Skip to comments.Baby left for dead is all grown up She'll graduate high school a few miles from site of her rescue
Posted on 06/06/2006 2:12:13 AM PDT by Simmy2.5
The temperature outside on the night of Dec. 30, 1987, was 45 and dropping. Cold for most anyone, but perilous for a newborn baby girl wrapped in a towel and stuffed in a brown paper bag like trash.
She probably wasn't meant to be found alive.
When Steve Gibbons, a California Highway Patrol officer, pulled off Interstate 280 to stop and stretch his legs, she was just hours old. Her temperature had plummeted to a dangerous 90 degrees. If she had been there much longer, she would have died near the intersection of Cañada and Edgewood roads in Redwood City.
But Gibbons heard the baby's cry.
Now the abandoned infant has grown up. Ashley Wyrick, 18, will graduate Friday from Sequoia High School, 4 miles from where she was left in the bag. She says she sometimes wonders why she was set by the side of the road and where her biological mother might be. But in her mind, it was fate.
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Well, God bless her. I wonder if the biological mother experienced any remorse, or follows her progress?
Wow, what a story!
That brings tears to a grown man's eyes...
Not enough happy outcomes like this. This girl is blessed and G-d has a special purpose for her.
Great story Simmy2.5 Thanks for posting.
Steve, Leo, Kathy, Serene, Ashley.......wow.
Thanks for posting pic Luke.
Such a beautiful baby.
You got me all choked up with this story --
Wow, nice story. She's a pretty girl too.
Ok, so the police office just happened to stop at that particular spot to stretch his legs in the middle of the night and she just happened to cry loud enough for him to hear and low and behold he finds a baby. Then the adopted parents get a divorce when she's still very little and dad gets custody. And amazingly, she looks just like her adopted sister's kids. Very fishy.
Lets hope the young girl never finds her mother.
There would be the movie rights and, book offers, and this would enrich the mothers world, in which see surly doesn't deserve.
A mother that would do this to a child has to be dead inside, no soul, no emotions what so ever toward human life.
Wild animals have more care for their offspring then some humans.
This is a wonderful example of overcoming the odds..God bless her and the family who love and support her.
Thanks for posting the article!
Oh my gosh what a wonderful story!!! This is the second one I've read on Freerepublic this morning. As I told my son, who is currently reading the article about the boy who blew the roof off of his family's home, this is most definately an old lady "cry me a river" of sentiment story.
That brings tears to a grown man's eyes...
It certainly does!
Happy turnout here.
Who should have been aborted? You or her?
Words cannot describe the joy and hope of this story.
Darn blurry monitor...
This is one special young lady.
Wow, what a story. I hope this young lady makes the most of her life--and that her biological mother has repented of her horribly wicked act.
Wow ~The world's a better place with Ashley in it.
What's your problem?
Who put the Burr under your saddle this morning?
You can see the hand of God in this story. What a blessed child.
Excellent story, and a happy one at that. However, it highlights what a pi$$-poor job the state of CA did in placing this child. The father seemed to really love her, but for the state to place this child into the described 'stormy relationship' was beyond the pale. There is no mention of the 'mother' whatsoever after the fathers death. Very strange.
Bless you, Ashley, you're a bright and wonderful girl!
What a touching story!
What a gorgeous young woman. Thank God for the patrolman who found her and saved her life!
Oops meant to actually make a post.
Well, even reputable adoptions agencies can place babies in bad marriges.
I have personal experiance with this. It's kinda personal, I'd kinda not like to give out a lot of details.
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