Baby found abandoned in Alaska with heartbreaking message from mother

An infant was found abandoned in a cardboard box in Alaska with a heartbreaking note from the desperate mother who said she could not afford to feed her baby.

Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an abandoned baby found around 6 p.m. 14 New Year’s Eve. confirmed in a statement.

Temperatures at the time were single digits with a wind chill of 12 below, according to the National Weather Service.

The baby was found by Fairbank resident Roxy Lane, who has uploaded a video on social media of the note and the baby being wrapped in blankets and cooing softly.

“Please help me!!!” the note began.

“I was born today, December 31, 2021 (at) 6 o’clock. I was born 12 weeks premature. My mother was 28 weeks old when she gave birth to me. My parents and grandparents have no food or money to raise “They have NEVER wanted to do this to me,” the memo said.

“My mother is so sorry to do this,” the note continued. “Please take me and find me a LOVING FAMILY. My parents beg whoever finds me. My name is Teshawn.”

Baby Teshawn was found by Fairbanks, Alaska resident Roxy Lane inside a box.
Baby Teshawn was found by Fairbanks, Alaska resident Roxy Lane inside a box.

The baby was taken by EMS to a local hospital and was “shown to be in good health,” according to state troopers.

Lane wrote in the post that she had found the infant in a cardboard box near a row of mailboxes near her home.

“I’ve been processing my emotions all day and going through all the different scenarios and reasons, along with my boyfriend and family, for why something like this could have happened,” she wrote, suggesting parents were young and unaware of Alaska’s Safe Haven Law, after which parents can drop off their unwanted children at a local hospital, church or police station or fire station.

Lane pleaded with all who knew the mother to take action, as she may need medical attention or “may be in a desperate situation and feel abandoned.”

“It is clear that someone in our society felt so lost and hopeless that they probably made the hardest choice of their lives to leave the innocent life next to the road with nothing but some blankets and a name,” she wrote in the post. “But she named him! There’s some love there, even though she made a terrible decision.”

“Today I rescued a baby and I will probably think of Teshawn for the rest of my life,” Lane wrote.


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