Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Teen Walks Into Hospital With Shoebox. When Nurse Opens It She Can't Believe Her Eyes.

The Terrified Teens

The Terrified Teens

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Cherish was able to hide her stomach for months until she started getting cramps at school. So, when she got home, she locked herself in her room and dealt with the labor pains alone. She called her boyfriend as soon as the baby was born. The boy climbed a ladder to get to her bedroom. They were terrified, which is why the boy took the baby to the hospital. But he left an explanation before heading out.

A Love Note

A Love Note

Jeannie Joseph

The teenagers placed the baby in a shoebox and a Winnie-the-Pooh doll. Then they added a touching note that said: “We love you, we are just not able to raise you. We want his name to be Allen Corey and we will hope to be able to see you again. God will be watching over you.” Then the boy walked nearly eight miles with the box. It was shocking the baby survived the trip.

Born Premature

Born Premature

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The baby was born 6 weeks early, and was suffering from hypothermia. Medical specialists also treated the baby for an infection caused by the scissors when the cord was cut. He was dehydrated too. But he was doing something more premature babies rarely do, he was breathing on his own. “There was someone looking down on him,” said the doctor who treated him. But Cherish had issues giving him up.

Easing Her Doubts

Easing Her Doubts

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Jeannie wanted Cherish to know all of the options available to her, like open adoption. But she also wanted her to tell her family. Cherish recalls, “She didn't talk to me like I was just some stupid teenager. She talked to me like I was a person.” Eventually, the girl decided to tell her mom, who she assumed would be more forgiving since she'd gone through the same thing herself.

The Embracing Family

The Embracing Family

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Cherish escorted her mom to the incubator and the woman´s faced turned white. Cherish didn't know what to say to her until Jeannie arrived to save the day. Cherish's mom wanted to hold the baby, which surprised the teen. A few hours later, her grandmother arrived at the hospital. When she realized she had plenty of love and support, she decided not to give the child away.

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