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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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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