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Stanovnica Upper West Sidea kupila je ovaj stan u Harlemu ovog proljeća i sada želi da se gospodin Softee odbije od njenog bloka

Jedna žena više je puta zvala policiju da se žali da je čula melodiju potpisa marke.

Mnogi Njujorčani držanje kamiona sa sladoledom smatraju temeljnim dijelom ljetne zvučne kulise, ali jedan novi stanovnik Harlema ​​pokrenuo je križarski rat kako bi istjerao gospodina Softeea iz svog bloka, potez koji su kritizirali drugi u susjedstvu, izvijestio je Gothamist.

Žena koja je odbila dati svoje puno ime Gothamistu iz straha da se ne otuđi od susjeda, kupila je ovog proljeća stan u blizini Central Parka i sada inzistira na tome da je kultni džingl Mister Softee uništio mir i tišinu njezina susjedstva. Žena je više puta pozivala policiju, slala gradonačelniku e -poštu, pa se čak obratila i predstavniku Kongresa tog područja.

Mnogi susjedi rekli su Gothamistu da kamion sa sladoledom smatraju normalnim dijelom ljeta u susjedstvu, te sugerirali da ženin bijes zbog džingla sladoleda jednostavno pokazuje da se prioriteti pridošlica često ne podudaraju s prioritetima dugogodišnjih stanovnika. Jedan susjed sažeto je rekao: "Moraju otići negdje drugdje ako im se to ne sviđa."

Reakcija na Twitteru bila je na sličan način nesimpatična, pa su neki korisnici ovu priču uspoređivali s još jednom pretpostavljenom gospodskom nakazom Yelp iz 2016. zbog mačke bodege u mirnom pokoju:

Gentrifikatori moraju ostaviti gospodina Softeea i bodega mačke - Stanovnik New Harlema ​​objavljuje rat Jingle -Happy gospodinu Softee https://t.co/kyanw4aYmv

- Marisol LeBrón (@marisollebron) 21. srpnja 2017

Lmaoooo ljudi su se zasitili kolonizatora ... prvo bodega mačka sada gospodine Softee ... izađite onda iz NYC -a pa se vratite na srednji zapad

- Chalky White (@LogicalHater) 22. srpnja 2017

Pravilnik o buci u New Yorku zabranjuje kamionima sa sladoledom da sviraju džinglove nakon 22 sata. ili dok je parkiran. No, buka nije bila jedini izvor sukoba za gospodina Softee - prošlo ljeto svjedočili smo rastućem sukobu u Midtownu između gospodina Softeea i suparnice, tvrtke New York Ice Cream Company (koja je prije nego što je izgubila tužbu označila svoje kamione "Master Softee") ).

Izgled i shema boja kamiona toliko su prepoznati da su bili dio temelja za tužbu.

I daleko od toga da to smatraju smetnjom, mnogi osjećaju nostalgičnu zahvalnost za prigušene tonove potpise melodije brenda - melodija je potaknula barem jednog korisnika Instagrama na ples:

Dok se gospodin Softee drži nekih dugogodišnjih tradicija, drugi kamioni za sladoled poduzimaju kreativniji potez - ranije ovog ljeta istaknuli smo američkih 13 najluđih i najčudnijih kamiona za sladoled.


Grad (18) ponovno se sastaje s vatrogascem koji ju je spasio kao bebu

Prošla je nedjelja bila značajna prigoda za 18-godišnju Skyler James, i to ne samo zato što je proslavila završetak srednje škole. Prvi put je također upoznala vatrogasca koji ju je, u jako hladno studeno jutro 1995., zatekao-tek rođenu bebu-napuštenu ispod snijegom opterećenog bora na groblju u Illinoisu. "Nevjerojatno je znati osobu koja mi je spasila život", rekao je Skyler za TODAY.com. "Bez njega vjerojatno ne bih bio ovdje sada."

Bonnie i Greg James iz Charlestona, Ill., Posvojili su Skyler pet dana nakon što ju je vatrogasac Charlie Heflin otkrio ispod tog drveta. Par je Skyler ispričao priču o tome kako se pridružila njihovoj obitelji čim je bila dovoljno stara da shvati. Kad je Skyler imala 5 godina, Bonnie James počela je tražiti Heflina u telefonskim imenicima obližnjih zajednica, ali bez ikakve sreće. . . . [TodayNews]

Nakon što su vlasti primile anonimni poziv hitne službe, policija i vatrogasci brzo su pokušali locirati dijete napušteno ispod bora na groblju. Tog prohladnog jutra pogledali su i razgledali groblje planine Hope u Champaignu u Illinoisu i nisu mogli pronaći dijete.

No, iz hira, Charlie Heflin - slušajući dramu u razvoju preko svog skenera - zaključio je da će mu pomoći drukčijim pristupom. Jednostavno je otišao na drugo groblje. Ali opet, nema sreće. Nakon što ni dijete nije locirao, Heflin se počeo vraćati do svog kamiona ... kad je shvatio da bi trebao pokušati ponovo. [TheBlaze]. . . .

"Kad sam se opet približio drvetu, čuo sam cviljenje - malo bebino cviljenje", rekao je Heflin. “Srce mi se stisnulo. Prekopao sam udove. Tu je bila, zamotana u mali pokrivač. Podigla sam je. Bila je prekrivena krvavom sluzi. Imala je borove iglice po licu i u ustima. Njezina je pupčana vrpca odrezana oko dva ili tri centimetra od tijela, vezana vezicom za cipele. ” Heflin joj je pročistio usta, obrisao igle i privio je uz tijelo u kaput, trčeći do svog kamiona da se zagrije. Vozio je jednom rukom, a drugom je privijao bebu, radio je tražeći hitnu pomoć koja će ga dočekati na pola puta do Urbanine bolnice Carle Foundation.

Kad je bebu predao ljekaru, pretpostavio je da je više nikada neće vidjeti. Zakoni koji štite privatnost pacijenata značili su da, iako je poznavao sve bolničke radnike, nije mogao dobiti informacije o tome što se dogodilo bilo kome kome je pomagao. "Bilo ju je teško pustiti", rekao je. “Htio sam znati što se dogodilo s njom. Htjela sam poći s njima, ali bila sam toliko ushićena da je, barem kad mi je ostavila ruke, još bila živa. Samo sam se molio da uspije. ” [TodayNews]. . .

To je bilo prije 18 godina. A naknadna priča?

Pa, Skyler James - koja je rekla da ju je njezina majka napustila prije toliko godina - usvojili su Bonnie i Greg James pet dana nakon što ju je Heflin spasio.

Znajući Skylerovu priču, Bonnie James počela je tražiti Heflina kad je Skylar napunila pet godina. "Imali smo njegovo ime iz novina", rekla je za WFIE-TV. "Tada društveni mediji nisu bili ono što jesu danas." Prošle su godine bez pronalaska Heflina.

Potom je tri tjedna prije Skylerove mature ovog proljeća Bonnie James pronašla profil na Facebooku za koji se nadala da je Heflin. Pa je nazvala telefonski broj vatrogasnog doma u Patoki, Illinois, a s druge strane Heflin je čuo ove riječi: “Poziv je bio:‘ Jeste li vi Charlie Heflin? Sjećate li se spašavanja bebe 1995. godine? ”, Prisjetio se. "Bilo je dosta suza."

Time je Bonnie James priredila veliko iznenađenje za Sylar: Heflin će doći na Skylarinu ceremoniju mature u srednju školu Charleston (Illinois), kao i na zabavu nakon toga - i neće imati pojma tko je počasni gost.

"Razgovarao sam s nekim na svojoj zabavi, a roditelji su mi prišli i rekli:" Trebamo te na trenutak ", rekao je Skyler za WFIE.

“Odveli su me do Charlieja i on mi se predstavio i ponovno mi ispričao cijelu priču. Bio sam potpuno šokiran. To je nešto o čemu sam sanjao od malih nogu, i to je nevjerojatno. ”

Heflin je Skyleru dao okvire koji sadrže isječke iz novina o tome kako su se prvi put sreli, te slike sa Skylerove mature. [Blaze]. . . .

Heflin je Skyleru dao jaknu koju je nosio tog snježnog jutra prije 18 godina. Također joj je uručio uokvireni kolaž njezinih slika s mature, te drugu uokvirenu zbirku članaka o njezinu spašavanju, citat koji je za to dobio i molitvu vatrogasca. Heflin je od gostiju zabave doznao o impresivnoj mladoj ženi koja je Skyler postala - počasna učenica uključena u školsko kazalište, zbor i njezinu crkvu. Pohađat će sveučilište Concordia u Chicagu i nada se da će jednog dana biti ministrica.

Skyler je rekla da se ona i Heflin dopisuju na Facebooku od nedjelje i da se nada da će ga zadržati u životu. "Roditelji su me uvijek odgajali znajući moju priču", rekao je Skyler. “Uvijek sam sanjala o susretu s njim ili mojom rođenom majkom, ili nekim tko bi mi mogao ispričati više o mojoj priči.” [TodayNews]. . . .

A onda evo lovca:

Otprilike 16 mjeseci nakon što je obitelj James posvojila Skylera, napuštena je još jedna beba - ovaj put u Bloomingtonu, Ill. Dječaka su doveli u bolnicu ljudi koji su rekli da su ga zatekli u svom automobilu. Danas je taj dječak Skylerov mlađi brat, 17-godišnji Nathan. [TodayNews]

Naš Gospodin uzima samice i stavlja ih u obitelji. A sredstva koja On koristi su obični ljudi koji rade izvanredno-obične stvari. Ovo su znakovi Božje prisutnosti među nama – kada obični ljudi, poput ovih, pružaju kršćansku ljubav i dobrotu najugroženijima.

U doba Rimskog Carstva kršćani su pretraživali deponije smeća tražeći bebe koje su napustile roditelje da umru. Uveli su ih u svoje domove i obitelji i odgajali kao svoje. U Indiji, jednom od svojih najstarijih kršćanskih sirotišta, Mukti redovito prima napuštenu bebu (često s invaliditetom) koju pokupi javnost ili vlasti i dovede. Oni ih vole, brinu se o njima, odgajaju ih, obrazuju i pomažu im pronaći svoje pozive kao odrasle osobe.

Bog na djelu, kroz svoj narod.


Grad (18) ponovno se sastaje s vatrogascem koji ju je spasio kao bebu

Prošla je nedjelja bila značajna prigoda za 18-godišnju Skyler James, i to ne samo zato što je proslavila završetak srednje škole. Prvi put je također upoznala vatrogasca koji ju je, u jako hladno studeno jutro 1995., zatekao-tek rođenu bebu-napuštenu ispod snijegom opterećenog bora na groblju u Illinoisu. "Nevjerojatno je znati osobu koja mi je spasila život", rekao je Skyler za TODAY.com. "Bez njega vjerojatno ne bih bio ovdje sada."

Bonnie i Greg James iz Charlestona, Ill., Posvojili su Skyler pet dana nakon što ju je vatrogasac Charlie Heflin otkrio ispod tog drveta. Par je Skyler ispričao priču o tome kako se pridružila njihovoj obitelji čim je bila dovoljno stara da shvati. Kad je Skyler imala 5 godina, Bonnie James počela je tražiti Heflina u telefonskim imenicima obližnjih zajednica, ali bez ikakve sreće. . . . [TodayNews]

Nakon što su vlasti primile anonimni poziv hitne službe, policija i vatrogasci brzo su pokušali locirati dijete napušteno ispod bora na groblju. Tog prohladnog jutra pogledali su i razgledali groblje planine Hope u Champaignu u Illinoisu i nisu mogli pronaći dijete.

No, iz hira, Charlie Heflin - slušajući dramu u razvoju preko svog skenera - zaključio je da će mu pomoći drukčijim pristupom. Jednostavno je otišao na drugo groblje. Ali opet, nema sreće. Nakon što ni dijete nije locirao, Heflin se počeo vraćati do svog kamiona ... kad je shvatio da bi trebao pokušati ponovo. [TheBlaze]. . . .

"Kad sam se opet približio drvetu, čuo sam cviljenje - malo bebino cviljenje", rekao je Heflin. “Srce mi se stisnulo. Prekopao sam udove. Tu je bila, zamotana u mali pokrivač. Podigla sam je. Bila je prekrivena krvavom sluzi. Imala je borove iglice po licu i u ustima. Njezina je pupčana vrpca odrezana oko dva ili tri centimetra od tijela, vezana vezicom za cipele. ” Heflin joj je pročistio usta, obrisao igle i privio je uz tijelo u kaput, trčeći do svog kamiona da se zagrije. Vozio je jednom rukom, a drugom je privijao bebu, radio je tražeći hitnu pomoć koja će ga dočekati na pola puta do Urbanine bolnice Carle Foundation.

Kad je bebu predao ljekaru, pretpostavio je da je više nikada neće vidjeti. Zakoni koji štite privatnost pacijenata značili su da, iako je poznavao sve bolničke radnike, nije mogao dobiti informacije o tome što se dogodilo bilo kome kome je pomagao. "Bilo ju je teško pustiti", rekao je. “Htio sam znati što se dogodilo s njom. Htjela sam poći s njima, ali bila sam toliko ushićena da je, barem kad mi je ostavila ruke, još bila živa. Samo sam se molio da uspije. ” [TodayNews]. . .

To je bilo prije 18 godina. A naknadna priča?

Pa, Skyler James - koja je rekla da ju je njezina majka napustila prije toliko godina - usvojili su Bonnie i Greg James pet dana nakon što ju je Heflin spasio.

Znajući Skylerovu priču, Bonnie James počela je tražiti Heflina kad je Skylar napunila pet godina. "Imali smo njegovo ime iz novina", rekla je za WFIE-TV. "Tada društveni mediji nisu bili ono što jesu danas." Prošle su godine bez pronalaska Heflina.

Potom je tri tjedna prije Skylerove mature ovog proljeća Bonnie James pronašla profil na Facebooku za koji se nadala da je Heflin. Pa je nazvala telefonski broj vatrogasnog doma u Patoki, Illinois, a s druge strane Heflin je čuo ove riječi: “Poziv je bio:‘ Jeste li vi Charlie Heflin? Sjećate li se spašavanja bebe 1995. godine? ”, Prisjetio se. "Bilo je dosta suza."

Time je Bonnie James priredila veliko iznenađenje za Sylar: Heflin će doći na Skylarinu ceremoniju mature u srednju školu Charleston (Illinois), kao i na zabavu nakon toga - i neće imati pojma tko je počasni gost.

"Razgovarao sam s nekim na svojoj zabavi, a roditelji su mi prišli i rekli:" Trebamo te na trenutak ", rekao je Skyler za WFIE.

“Odveli su me do Charlieja i on mi se predstavio i ponovno mi ispričao cijelu priču. Bio sam potpuno šokiran. To je nešto o čemu sam sanjao od malih nogu, i to je nevjerojatno. ”

Heflin je Skyleru dao okvire koji sadrže isječke iz novina o tome kako su se prvi put sreli, te slike sa Skylerove mature. [Blaze]. . . .

Heflin je Skyleru dao jaknu koju je nosio tog snježnog jutra prije 18 godina. Također joj je uručio uokvireni kolaž njezinih slika s mature, te drugu uokvirenu zbirku članaka o njezinu spašavanju, citat koji je za to dobio i molitvu vatrogasca. Heflin je od gostiju zabave doznao o impresivnoj mladoj ženi koja je Skyler postala - počasna učenica uključena u školsko kazalište, zbor i njezinu crkvu. Pohađat će sveučilište Concordia u Chicagu i nada se da će jednog dana biti ministrica.

Skyler je rekla da se ona i Heflin dopisuju na Facebooku od nedjelje i da se nada da će ga zadržati u životu. "Roditelji su me uvijek odgajali znajući moju priču", rekao je Skyler. “Uvijek sam sanjala o susretu s njim ili mojom rođenom majkom, ili nekim tko bi mi mogao ispričati više o mojoj priči.” [TodayNews]. . . .

A onda evo lovca:

Otprilike 16 mjeseci nakon što je obitelj James posvojila Skylera, napuštena je još jedna beba - ovaj put u Bloomingtonu, Ill. Dječaka su doveli u bolnicu ljudi koji su rekli da su ga zatekli u svom automobilu. Danas je taj dječak Skylerov mlađi brat, 17-godišnji Nathan. [TodayNews]

Naš Gospodin uzima samice i stavlja ih u obitelji. A sredstva koja On koristi su obični ljudi koji rade izvanredno-obične stvari. Ovo su znakovi Božje prisutnosti među nama – kada obični ljudi, poput ovih, pružaju kršćansku ljubav i dobrotu najugroženijima.

U doba Rimskog Carstva kršćani su pretraživali deponije smeća tražeći bebe koje su napustile roditelje da umru. Uveli su ih u svoje domove i obitelji i odgajali kao svoje. U Indiji, jednom od svojih najstarijih kršćanskih sirotišta, Mukti redovito prima napuštenu bebu (često s invaliditetom) koju pokupi javnost ili vlasti i dovede. Oni ih vole, brinu se o njima, odgajaju ih, obrazuju i pomažu im pronaći svoje pozive kao odrasle osobe.

Bog na djelu, kroz svoj narod.


Grad (18) ponovno se sastaje s vatrogascem koji ju je spasio kao bebu

Prošla je nedjelja bila značajna prigoda za 18-godišnju Skyler James, i to ne samo zato što je proslavila završetak srednje škole. Prvi put je također upoznala vatrogasca koji ju je, u jako hladno studeno jutro 1995., zatekao-tek rođenu bebu-napuštenu ispod snijegom opterećenog bora na groblju u Illinoisu. "Nevjerojatno je znati osobu koja mi je spasila život", rekao je Skyler za TODAY.com. "Bez njega vjerojatno ne bih bio ovdje sada."

Bonnie i Greg James iz Charlestona, Ill., Posvojili su Skyler pet dana nakon što ju je vatrogasac Charlie Heflin otkrio ispod tog drveta. Par je Skyler ispričao priču o tome kako se pridružila njihovoj obitelji čim je bila dovoljno stara da shvati. Kad je Skyler imala 5 godina, Bonnie James počela je tražiti Heflina u telefonskim imenicima obližnjih zajednica, ali bez ikakve sreće. . . . [TodayNews]

Nakon što su vlasti primile anonimni poziv hitne službe, policija i vatrogasci brzo su pokušali locirati dijete napušteno ispod bora na groblju. Tog prohladnog jutra pogledali su i razgledali groblje planine Hope u Champaignu u Illinoisu i nisu mogli pronaći dijete.

No, iz hira, Charlie Heflin - slušajući dramu u razvoju preko svog skenera - zaključio je da će mu pomoći drukčijim pristupom. Jednostavno je otišao na drugo groblje. Ali opet, nema sreće. Nakon što ni dijete nije locirao, Heflin se počeo vraćati do svog kamiona ... kad je shvatio da bi trebao pokušati ponovo. [TheBlaze]. . . .

"Kad sam se opet približio drvetu, čuo sam cviljenje - malo bebino cviljenje", rekao je Heflin. “Srce mi se stisnulo. Prekopao sam udove. Tu je bila, zamotana u mali pokrivač. Podigla sam je. Bila je prekrivena krvavom sluzi. Imala je borove iglice po licu i u ustima. Njezina je pupčana vrpca odrezana oko dva ili tri centimetra od tijela, vezana vezicom za cipele. ” Heflin joj je pročistio usta, obrisao igle i privio je uz tijelo u kaput, trčeći do svog kamiona da se zagrije. Vozio je jednom rukom, a drugom je privijao bebu, radio je tražeći hitnu pomoć koja će ga dočekati na pola puta do Urbanine bolnice Carle Foundation.

Kad je bebu predao ljekaru, pretpostavio je da je više nikada neće vidjeti. Zakoni koji štite privatnost pacijenata značili su da, iako je poznavao sve bolničke radnike, nije mogao dobiti informacije o tome što se dogodilo bilo kome kome je pomagao. "Bilo ju je teško pustiti", rekao je. “Htio sam znati što se dogodilo s njom. Htjela sam poći s njima, ali bila sam toliko ushićena da je, barem kad mi je ostavila ruke, još bila živa. Samo sam se molio da uspije. ” [TodayNews]. . .

To je bilo prije 18 godina. A naknadna priča?

Pa, Skyler James - koja je rekla da ju je njezina majka napustila prije toliko godina - usvojili su Bonnie i Greg James pet dana nakon što ju je Heflin spasio.

Znajući Skylerovu priču, Bonnie James počela je tražiti Heflina kad je Skylar napunila pet godina. "Imali smo njegovo ime iz novina", rekla je za WFIE-TV. "Tada društveni mediji nisu bili ono što jesu danas." Prošle su godine bez pronalaska Heflina.

Potom je tri tjedna prije Skylerove mature ovog proljeća Bonnie James pronašla profil na Facebooku za koji se nadala da je Heflin. Pa je nazvala telefonski broj vatrogasnog doma u Patoki, Illinois, a s druge strane Heflin je čuo ove riječi: “Poziv je bio:‘ Jeste li vi Charlie Heflin? Sjećate li se spašavanja bebe 1995. godine? ”, Prisjetio se. "Bilo je dosta suza."

Time je Bonnie James priredila veliko iznenađenje za Sylar: Heflin će doći na Skylarinu ceremoniju mature u srednju školu Charleston (Illinois), kao i na zabavu nakon toga - i neće imati pojma tko je počasni gost.

"Razgovarao sam s nekim na svojoj zabavi, a roditelji su mi prišli i rekli:" Trebamo te na trenutak ", rekao je Skyler za WFIE.

“Odveli su me do Charlieja i on mi se predstavio i ponovno mi ispričao cijelu priču. Bio sam potpuno šokiran. To je nešto o čemu sam sanjao od malih nogu, i to je nevjerojatno. ”

Heflin je Skyleru dao okvire koji sadrže isječke iz novina o tome kako su se prvi put sreli, te slike sa Skylerove mature. [Blaze]. . . .

Heflin je Skyleru dao jaknu koju je nosio tog snježnog jutra prije 18 godina. Također joj je uručio uokvireni kolaž njezinih slika s mature, te drugu uokvirenu zbirku članaka o njezinu spašavanju, citat koji je za to dobio i molitvu vatrogasca. Heflin je od gostiju zabave doznao o impresivnoj mladoj ženi koja je Skyler postala - počasna učenica uključena u školsko kazalište, zbor i njezinu crkvu. Pohađat će sveučilište Concordia u Chicagu i nada se da će jednog dana biti ministrica.

Skyler je rekla da se ona i Heflin dopisuju na Facebooku od nedjelje i da se nada da će ga zadržati u životu. "Roditelji su me uvijek odgajali znajući moju priču", rekao je Skyler. “Uvijek sam sanjala o susretu s njim ili mojom rođenom majkom, ili nekim tko bi mi mogao ispričati više o mojoj priči.” [TodayNews]. . . .

A onda evo lovca:

Otprilike 16 mjeseci nakon što je obitelj James posvojila Skylera, napuštena je još jedna beba - ovaj put u Bloomingtonu, Ill. Dječaka su doveli u bolnicu ljudi koji su rekli da su ga zatekli u svom automobilu. Danas je taj dječak Skylerov mlađi brat, 17-godišnji Nathan. [TodayNews]

Naš Gospodin uzima samice i stavlja ih u obitelji. A sredstva koja On koristi su obični ljudi koji rade izvanredno-obične stvari. Ovo su znakovi Božje prisutnosti među nama – kada obični ljudi, poput ovih, pružaju kršćansku ljubav i dobrotu najugroženijima.

U doba Rimskog Carstva kršćani su pretraživali deponije smeća tražeći bebe koje su napustile roditelje da umru. Uveli su ih u svoje domove i obitelji i odgajali kao svoje. U Indiji, jednom od svojih najstarijih kršćanskih sirotišta, Mukti redovito prima napuštenu bebu (često s invaliditetom) koju pokupi javnost ili vlasti i dovede. Oni ih vole, brinu se o njima, odgajaju ih, obrazuju i pomažu im pronaći svoje pozive kao odrasle osobe.

Bog na djelu, kroz svoj narod.


Grad (18) ponovno se sastaje s vatrogascem koji ju je spasio kao bebu

Prošla je nedjelja bila značajna prigoda za 18-godišnju Skyler James, i to ne samo zato što je proslavila završetak srednje škole. Prvi put je također upoznala vatrogasca koji ju je, u jako hladno studeno jutro 1995., zatekao-tek rođenu bebu-napuštenu ispod snijegom opterećenog bora na groblju u Illinoisu. "Nevjerojatno je znati osobu koja mi je spasila život", rekao je Skyler za TODAY.com. "Bez njega vjerojatno ne bih bio ovdje sada."

Bonnie i Greg James iz Charlestona, Ill., Posvojili su Skyler pet dana nakon što ju je vatrogasac Charlie Heflin otkrio ispod tog drveta. Par je Skyler ispričao priču o tome kako se pridružila njihovoj obitelji čim je bila dovoljno stara da shvati. Kad je Skyler imala 5 godina, Bonnie James počela je tražiti Heflina u telefonskim imenicima obližnjih zajednica, ali bez ikakve sreće. . . . [TodayNews]

Nakon što su vlasti primile anonimni poziv hitne službe, policija i vatrogasci brzo su pokušali locirati dijete napušteno ispod bora na groblju. Tog prohladnog jutra pogledali su i razgledali groblje planine Hope u Champaignu u Illinoisu i nisu mogli pronaći dijete.

No, iz hira, Charlie Heflin - slušajući dramu u razvoju preko svog skenera - zaključio je da će mu pomoći drukčijim pristupom. Jednostavno je otišao na drugo groblje. Ali opet, nema sreće. Nakon što ni dijete nije locirao, Heflin se počeo vraćati do svog kamiona ... kad je shvatio da bi trebao pokušati ponovo. [TheBlaze]. . . .

"Kad sam se opet približio drvetu, čuo sam cviljenje - malo bebino cviljenje", rekao je Heflin. “Srce mi se stisnulo. Prekopao sam udove. Tu je bila, zamotana u mali pokrivač. Podigla sam je. Bila je prekrivena krvavom sluzi. Imala je borove iglice po licu i u ustima. Njezina je pupčana vrpca odrezana oko dva ili tri centimetra od tijela, vezana vezicom za cipele. ” Heflin joj je pročistio usta, obrisao igle i privio je uz tijelo u kaput, trčeći do svog kamiona da se zagrije. Vozio je jednom rukom, a drugom je privijao bebu, radio je tražeći hitnu pomoć koja će ga dočekati na pola puta do Urbanine bolnice Carle Foundation.

Kad je bebu predao ljekaru, pretpostavio je da je više nikada neće vidjeti. Zakoni koji štite privatnost pacijenata značili su da, iako je poznavao sve bolničke radnike, nije mogao dobiti informacije o tome što se dogodilo bilo kome kome je pomagao. "Bilo ju je teško pustiti", rekao je. “Htio sam znati što se dogodilo s njom. Htjela sam poći s njima, ali bila sam toliko ushićena da je, barem kad mi je ostavila ruke, još bila živa. Samo sam se molio da uspije. ” [TodayNews]. . .

To je bilo prije 18 godina. A naknadna priča?

Pa, Skyler James - koja je rekla da ju je njezina majka napustila prije toliko godina - usvojili su Bonnie i Greg James pet dana nakon što ju je Heflin spasio.

Znajući Skylerovu priču, Bonnie James počela je tražiti Heflina kad je Skylar napunila pet godina. "Imali smo njegovo ime iz novina", rekla je za WFIE-TV. "Tada društveni mediji nisu bili ono što jesu danas." Prošle su godine bez pronalaska Heflina.

Potom je tri tjedna prije Skylerove mature ovog proljeća Bonnie James pronašla profil na Facebooku za koji se nadala da je Heflin. Pa je nazvala telefonski broj vatrogasnog doma u Patoki, Illinois, a s druge strane Heflin je čuo ove riječi: “Poziv je bio:‘ Jeste li vi Charlie Heflin? Sjećate li se spašavanja bebe 1995. godine? ”, Prisjetio se. "Bilo je dosta suza."

Time je Bonnie James priredila veliko iznenađenje za Sylar: Heflin će doći na Skylarinu ceremoniju mature u srednju školu Charleston (Illinois), kao i na zabavu nakon toga - i neće imati pojma tko je počasni gost.

"Razgovarao sam s nekim na svojoj zabavi, a roditelji su mi prišli i rekli:" Trebamo te na trenutak ", rekao je Skyler za WFIE.

“Odveli su me do Charlieja i on mi se predstavio i ponovno mi ispričao cijelu priču. Bio sam potpuno šokiran. To je nešto o čemu sam sanjao od malih nogu, i to je nevjerojatno. ”

Heflin je Skyleru dao okvire koji sadrže isječke iz novina o tome kako su se prvi put sreli, te slike sa Skylerove mature. [Blaze]. . . .

Heflin je Skyleru dao jaknu koju je nosio tog snježnog jutra prije 18 godina. Također joj je uručio uokvireni kolaž njezinih slika s mature, te drugu uokvirenu zbirku članaka o njezinu spašavanju, citat koji je za to dobio i molitvu vatrogasca. Heflin je od gostiju zabave doznao o impresivnoj mladoj ženi koja je Skyler postala - počasna učenica uključena u školsko kazalište, zbor i njezinu crkvu. Pohađat će sveučilište Concordia u Chicagu i nada se da će jednog dana biti ministrica.

Skyler je rekla da se ona i Heflin dopisuju na Facebooku od nedjelje i da se nada da će ga zadržati u životu. "Roditelji su me uvijek odgajali znajući moju priču", rekao je Skyler. “Uvijek sam sanjala o susretu s njim ili mojom rođenom majkom, ili nekim tko bi mi mogao ispričati više o mojoj priči.” [TodayNews]. . . .

A onda evo lovca:

Otprilike 16 mjeseci nakon što je obitelj James posvojila Skylera, napuštena je još jedna beba - ovaj put u Bloomingtonu, Ill. Dječaka su doveli u bolnicu ljudi koji su rekli da su ga zatekli u svom automobilu. Danas je taj dječak Skylerov mlađi brat, 17-godišnji Nathan. [TodayNews]

Naš Gospodin uzima samice i stavlja ih u obitelji. A sredstva koja On koristi su obični ljudi koji rade izvanredno-obične stvari. Ovo su znakovi Božje prisutnosti među nama – kada obični ljudi, poput ovih, pružaju kršćansku ljubav i dobrotu najugroženijima.

U doba Rimskog Carstva kršćani su pretraživali deponije smeća tražeći bebe koje su napustile roditelje da umru. Uveli su ih u svoje domove i obitelji i odgajali kao svoje. U Indiji, jednom od svojih najstarijih kršćanskih sirotišta, Mukti redovito prima napuštenu bebu (često s invaliditetom) koju pokupi javnost ili vlasti i dovede. Oni ih vole, brinu se o njima, odgajaju ih, obrazuju i pomažu im pronaći svoje pozive kao odrasle osobe.

Bog na djelu, kroz svoj narod.


Grad (18) ponovno se sastaje s vatrogascem koji ju je spasio kao bebu

Prošla je nedjelja bila značajna prigoda za 18-godišnju Skyler James, i to ne samo zato što je proslavila završetak srednje škole. Prvi put je također upoznala vatrogasca koji ju je, u jako hladno studeno jutro 1995., zatekao-tek rođenu bebu-napuštenu ispod snijegom opterećenog bora na groblju u Illinoisu. "Nevjerojatno je znati osobu koja mi je spasila život", rekao je Skyler za TODAY.com. "Bez njega vjerojatno ne bih bio ovdje sada."

Bonnie i Greg James iz Charlestona, Ill., Posvojili su Skyler pet dana nakon što ju je vatrogasac Charlie Heflin otkrio ispod tog drveta. Par je Skyler ispričao priču o tome kako se pridružila njihovoj obitelji čim je bila dovoljno stara da shvati. Kad je Skyler imala 5 godina, Bonnie James počela je tražiti Heflina u telefonskim imenicima obližnjih zajednica, ali bez ikakve sreće. . . . [TodayNews]

Nakon što su vlasti primile anonimni poziv hitne službe, policija i vatrogasci brzo su pokušali locirati dijete napušteno ispod bora na groblju. Tog prohladnog jutra pogledali su i razgledali groblje planine Hope u Champaignu u Illinoisu i nisu mogli pronaći dijete.

No, iz hira, Charlie Heflin - slušajući dramu u razvoju preko svog skenera - zaključio je da će mu pomoći drukčijim pristupom. Jednostavno je otišao na drugo groblje. Ali opet, nema sreće. Nakon što ni dijete nije locirao, Heflin se počeo vraćati do svog kamiona ... kad je shvatio da bi trebao pokušati ponovo. [TheBlaze]. . . .

"Kad sam se opet približio drvetu, čuo sam cviljenje - malo bebino cviljenje", rekao je Heflin. “Srce mi se stisnulo. Prekopao sam udove. Tu je bila, zamotana u mali pokrivač. Podigla sam je. Bila je prekrivena krvavom sluzi. Imala je borove iglice po licu i u ustima. Njezina je pupčana vrpca odrezana oko dva ili tri centimetra od tijela, vezana vezicom za cipele. ” Heflin joj je pročistio usta, obrisao igle i privio je uz tijelo u kaput, trčeći do svog kamiona da se zagrije. Vozio je jednom rukom, a drugom je privijao bebu, radio je tražeći hitnu pomoć koja će ga dočekati na pola puta do Urbanine bolnice Carle Foundation.

Kad je bebu predao ljekaru, pretpostavio je da je više nikada neće vidjeti. Zakoni koji štite privatnost pacijenata značili su da, iako je poznavao sve bolničke radnike, nije mogao dobiti informacije o tome što se dogodilo bilo kome kome je pomagao. "Bilo ju je teško pustiti", rekao je. “Htio sam znati što se dogodilo s njom. Htjela sam poći s njima, ali bila sam toliko ushićena da je, barem kad mi je ostavila ruke, još bila živa. Samo sam se molio da uspije. ” [TodayNews]. . .

To je bilo prije 18 godina. A naknadna priča?

Well, Skyler James — who said her birth mother abandoned her all those years ago — was adopted by Bonnie and Greg James five days after Heflin rescued her.

Knowing Skyler’s story, Bonnie James started looking for Heflin when Skylar turned five. “We had his name from the newspaper,” she told WFIE-TV. “Social media wasn’t what it is today back then.” Years passed with no finding Heflin.

Then three weeks before Skyler’s high school graduation this spring, Bonnie James found a profile on Facebook she hoped was Heflin. So she dialed the phone number for the fire station in Patoka, Illinois, and on the other end Heflin heard these words: “The call was, ‘Are you Charlie Heflin? Do you remember rescuing a baby back in 1995?”’ he recalled. “There were quite a few tears.”

With that, Bonnie James cooked up a major surprise for Sylar: Heflin would come to Skylar’s graduation ceremony at Charleston (Illinois) High School as well as the party after — and she would have no idea who the guest of honor was.

“I was talking to someone at my party and my parents came up and said, ‘We need you for a second,’” Skyler told WFIE.

“They took me over to Charlie and he introduced himself to me and told me the whole story again. I was totally shocked. It’s something that I’ve dreamed of since I was a little kid, and it’s amazing.”

Heflin gave Skyler frames containing newspaper clippings of how they first met, and pictures from Skyler’s graduation. [The Blaze] . . . .

Heflin gave Skyler the jacket he wore that snowy morning 18 years ago. He also handed her a framed collage of her graduation pictures, and another framed collection of articles about her rescue, the citation he received for it, and a fireman’s prayer. Heflin learned from party guests of the impressive young woman Skyler had become — an honor student involved in school theater, choir and her church. She will attend Concordia University in Chicago and hopes to be a minister one day.

Skyler said she and Heflin have been corresponding on Facebook since Sunday and she hopes to keep him in her life. “My parents always brought me up knowing my story,” Skyler said. “I always dreamed of meeting him or my birth mother, or someone who could tell me more of my story.” [TodayNews] . . . .

And then here is a chaser:

About 16 months after the James family adopted Skyler, another baby was abandoned – this time in Bloomington, Ill. A baby boy was brought into a hospital by people who said they found him in their car. Today that boy is Skyler’s little brother, 17-year-old Nathan. [TodayNews]

Our Lord takes up the solitary and puts them in families. And the means He uses are ordinary people doing extraordinary-ordinary things. These are the signs of God’s presence amongst us–when ordinary people, such as these, extend Christian love and kindness to the most vulnerable.

In the times of the Roman Empire, the Christians used to search the rubbish dumps looking for foundling babies that had been abandoned to die by their parents. They took them into their homes and families and raised them as their own. In India, one of its oldest Christian orphanages, Mukti regularly receives abandoned babies (often disabled) picked up by the public or authorities and brought in. They love them, provide for them, raise them, educate them and help them find their callings as adults.

God at work, through His people.


Grad, 18, reunites with firefighter who saved her as a baby

Last Sunday was a landmark occasion for 18-year-old Skyler James, and not just because she celebrated graduating from high school. For the first time, she also got to meet the firefighter who, on a bitterly cold November morning in 1995, found her — a newborn baby — abandoned beneath a snow-laden pine tree in an Illinois cemetery. “It’s so amazing to be able to know the person who saved my life,” Skyler told TODAY.com. “Without him I probably wouldn’t be here right now.”

Bonnie and Greg James of Charleston, Ill., adopted Skyler five days after firefighter Charlie Heflin discovered her under that tree. The couple told Skyler the story of how she joined their family as soon as she was old enough to understand. When Skyler was 5, Bonnie James began searching for Heflin in the phone books of nearby communities, but without any luck. . . . [TodayNews]

After authorities got the anonymous 911 call, police and firefighters fanned out quickly to try locating an infant abandoned under a pine tree in a graveyard. They looked and looked around Mt. Hope Cemetery in Champaign, Illinois on that chilly morning and couldn’t find the baby.

But on a whim, Charlie Heflin — listening to the developing drama over his scanner — figured he’d help out by taking a different approach. He simply went to a different cemetery. But again, no luck. After not locating the infant, either, Heflin started to walk back to his truck…when he got the sense he should try again. [TheBlaze] . . . .

“As I approached the tree again, I heard a whimper — a little baby whimper,” Heflin said. “My heart sank. I dug through the limbs. There she was, wrapped in a little blanket. I picked her up. She was covered in bloody mucus. She had pine needles all over her face and in her mouth. Her umbilical cord was cut off about two or three inches from her body, tied with a shoestring.” Heflin cleared out her mouth, wiped off the needles and tucked her close to his body inside his coat, running to his truck to get her warm. He drove with one hand and cradled the baby with the other, radioing for an ambulance to meet him halfway to Urbana’s Carle Foundation Hospital.

When he handed the baby off to the medic, he assumed he would never see her again. Laws protecting patient privacy meant that even though he knew all the hospital workers, he couldn’t get information about what happened to anyone he assisted. “It was hard to let her go,” he said. “I wanted to know what happened with her. I wanted to go with them, but I was so elated that, at least when she left my hands, she was still alive. I was just praying she would make it.” [TodayNews] . . .

That was 18 years ago. And the after-story?

Well, Skyler James — who said her birth mother abandoned her all those years ago — was adopted by Bonnie and Greg James five days after Heflin rescued her.

Knowing Skyler’s story, Bonnie James started looking for Heflin when Skylar turned five. “We had his name from the newspaper,” she told WFIE-TV. “Social media wasn’t what it is today back then.” Years passed with no finding Heflin.

Then three weeks before Skyler’s high school graduation this spring, Bonnie James found a profile on Facebook she hoped was Heflin. So she dialed the phone number for the fire station in Patoka, Illinois, and on the other end Heflin heard these words: “The call was, ‘Are you Charlie Heflin? Do you remember rescuing a baby back in 1995?”’ he recalled. “There were quite a few tears.”

With that, Bonnie James cooked up a major surprise for Sylar: Heflin would come to Skylar’s graduation ceremony at Charleston (Illinois) High School as well as the party after — and she would have no idea who the guest of honor was.

“I was talking to someone at my party and my parents came up and said, ‘We need you for a second,’” Skyler told WFIE.

“They took me over to Charlie and he introduced himself to me and told me the whole story again. I was totally shocked. It’s something that I’ve dreamed of since I was a little kid, and it’s amazing.”

Heflin gave Skyler frames containing newspaper clippings of how they first met, and pictures from Skyler’s graduation. [The Blaze] . . . .

Heflin gave Skyler the jacket he wore that snowy morning 18 years ago. He also handed her a framed collage of her graduation pictures, and another framed collection of articles about her rescue, the citation he received for it, and a fireman’s prayer. Heflin learned from party guests of the impressive young woman Skyler had become — an honor student involved in school theater, choir and her church. She will attend Concordia University in Chicago and hopes to be a minister one day.

Skyler said she and Heflin have been corresponding on Facebook since Sunday and she hopes to keep him in her life. “My parents always brought me up knowing my story,” Skyler said. “I always dreamed of meeting him or my birth mother, or someone who could tell me more of my story.” [TodayNews] . . . .

And then here is a chaser:

About 16 months after the James family adopted Skyler, another baby was abandoned – this time in Bloomington, Ill. A baby boy was brought into a hospital by people who said they found him in their car. Today that boy is Skyler’s little brother, 17-year-old Nathan. [TodayNews]

Our Lord takes up the solitary and puts them in families. And the means He uses are ordinary people doing extraordinary-ordinary things. These are the signs of God’s presence amongst us–when ordinary people, such as these, extend Christian love and kindness to the most vulnerable.

In the times of the Roman Empire, the Christians used to search the rubbish dumps looking for foundling babies that had been abandoned to die by their parents. They took them into their homes and families and raised them as their own. In India, one of its oldest Christian orphanages, Mukti regularly receives abandoned babies (often disabled) picked up by the public or authorities and brought in. They love them, provide for them, raise them, educate them and help them find their callings as adults.

God at work, through His people.


Grad, 18, reunites with firefighter who saved her as a baby

Last Sunday was a landmark occasion for 18-year-old Skyler James, and not just because she celebrated graduating from high school. For the first time, she also got to meet the firefighter who, on a bitterly cold November morning in 1995, found her — a newborn baby — abandoned beneath a snow-laden pine tree in an Illinois cemetery. “It’s so amazing to be able to know the person who saved my life,” Skyler told TODAY.com. “Without him I probably wouldn’t be here right now.”

Bonnie and Greg James of Charleston, Ill., adopted Skyler five days after firefighter Charlie Heflin discovered her under that tree. The couple told Skyler the story of how she joined their family as soon as she was old enough to understand. When Skyler was 5, Bonnie James began searching for Heflin in the phone books of nearby communities, but without any luck. . . . [TodayNews]

After authorities got the anonymous 911 call, police and firefighters fanned out quickly to try locating an infant abandoned under a pine tree in a graveyard. They looked and looked around Mt. Hope Cemetery in Champaign, Illinois on that chilly morning and couldn’t find the baby.

But on a whim, Charlie Heflin — listening to the developing drama over his scanner — figured he’d help out by taking a different approach. He simply went to a different cemetery. But again, no luck. After not locating the infant, either, Heflin started to walk back to his truck…when he got the sense he should try again. [TheBlaze] . . . .

“As I approached the tree again, I heard a whimper — a little baby whimper,” Heflin said. “My heart sank. I dug through the limbs. There she was, wrapped in a little blanket. I picked her up. She was covered in bloody mucus. She had pine needles all over her face and in her mouth. Her umbilical cord was cut off about two or three inches from her body, tied with a shoestring.” Heflin cleared out her mouth, wiped off the needles and tucked her close to his body inside his coat, running to his truck to get her warm. He drove with one hand and cradled the baby with the other, radioing for an ambulance to meet him halfway to Urbana’s Carle Foundation Hospital.

When he handed the baby off to the medic, he assumed he would never see her again. Laws protecting patient privacy meant that even though he knew all the hospital workers, he couldn’t get information about what happened to anyone he assisted. “It was hard to let her go,” he said. “I wanted to know what happened with her. I wanted to go with them, but I was so elated that, at least when she left my hands, she was still alive. I was just praying she would make it.” [TodayNews] . . .

That was 18 years ago. And the after-story?

Well, Skyler James — who said her birth mother abandoned her all those years ago — was adopted by Bonnie and Greg James five days after Heflin rescued her.

Knowing Skyler’s story, Bonnie James started looking for Heflin when Skylar turned five. “We had his name from the newspaper,” she told WFIE-TV. “Social media wasn’t what it is today back then.” Years passed with no finding Heflin.

Then three weeks before Skyler’s high school graduation this spring, Bonnie James found a profile on Facebook she hoped was Heflin. So she dialed the phone number for the fire station in Patoka, Illinois, and on the other end Heflin heard these words: “The call was, ‘Are you Charlie Heflin? Do you remember rescuing a baby back in 1995?”’ he recalled. “There were quite a few tears.”

With that, Bonnie James cooked up a major surprise for Sylar: Heflin would come to Skylar’s graduation ceremony at Charleston (Illinois) High School as well as the party after — and she would have no idea who the guest of honor was.

“I was talking to someone at my party and my parents came up and said, ‘We need you for a second,’” Skyler told WFIE.

“They took me over to Charlie and he introduced himself to me and told me the whole story again. I was totally shocked. It’s something that I’ve dreamed of since I was a little kid, and it’s amazing.”

Heflin gave Skyler frames containing newspaper clippings of how they first met, and pictures from Skyler’s graduation. [The Blaze] . . . .

Heflin gave Skyler the jacket he wore that snowy morning 18 years ago. He also handed her a framed collage of her graduation pictures, and another framed collection of articles about her rescue, the citation he received for it, and a fireman’s prayer. Heflin learned from party guests of the impressive young woman Skyler had become — an honor student involved in school theater, choir and her church. She will attend Concordia University in Chicago and hopes to be a minister one day.

Skyler said she and Heflin have been corresponding on Facebook since Sunday and she hopes to keep him in her life. “My parents always brought me up knowing my story,” Skyler said. “I always dreamed of meeting him or my birth mother, or someone who could tell me more of my story.” [TodayNews] . . . .

And then here is a chaser:

About 16 months after the James family adopted Skyler, another baby was abandoned – this time in Bloomington, Ill. A baby boy was brought into a hospital by people who said they found him in their car. Today that boy is Skyler’s little brother, 17-year-old Nathan. [TodayNews]

Our Lord takes up the solitary and puts them in families. And the means He uses are ordinary people doing extraordinary-ordinary things. These are the signs of God’s presence amongst us–when ordinary people, such as these, extend Christian love and kindness to the most vulnerable.

In the times of the Roman Empire, the Christians used to search the rubbish dumps looking for foundling babies that had been abandoned to die by their parents. They took them into their homes and families and raised them as their own. In India, one of its oldest Christian orphanages, Mukti regularly receives abandoned babies (often disabled) picked up by the public or authorities and brought in. They love them, provide for them, raise them, educate them and help them find their callings as adults.

God at work, through His people.


Grad, 18, reunites with firefighter who saved her as a baby

Last Sunday was a landmark occasion for 18-year-old Skyler James, and not just because she celebrated graduating from high school. For the first time, she also got to meet the firefighter who, on a bitterly cold November morning in 1995, found her — a newborn baby — abandoned beneath a snow-laden pine tree in an Illinois cemetery. “It’s so amazing to be able to know the person who saved my life,” Skyler told TODAY.com. “Without him I probably wouldn’t be here right now.”

Bonnie and Greg James of Charleston, Ill., adopted Skyler five days after firefighter Charlie Heflin discovered her under that tree. The couple told Skyler the story of how she joined their family as soon as she was old enough to understand. When Skyler was 5, Bonnie James began searching for Heflin in the phone books of nearby communities, but without any luck. . . . [TodayNews]

After authorities got the anonymous 911 call, police and firefighters fanned out quickly to try locating an infant abandoned under a pine tree in a graveyard. They looked and looked around Mt. Hope Cemetery in Champaign, Illinois on that chilly morning and couldn’t find the baby.

But on a whim, Charlie Heflin — listening to the developing drama over his scanner — figured he’d help out by taking a different approach. He simply went to a different cemetery. But again, no luck. After not locating the infant, either, Heflin started to walk back to his truck…when he got the sense he should try again. [TheBlaze] . . . .

“As I approached the tree again, I heard a whimper — a little baby whimper,” Heflin said. “My heart sank. I dug through the limbs. There she was, wrapped in a little blanket. I picked her up. She was covered in bloody mucus. She had pine needles all over her face and in her mouth. Her umbilical cord was cut off about two or three inches from her body, tied with a shoestring.” Heflin cleared out her mouth, wiped off the needles and tucked her close to his body inside his coat, running to his truck to get her warm. He drove with one hand and cradled the baby with the other, radioing for an ambulance to meet him halfway to Urbana’s Carle Foundation Hospital.

When he handed the baby off to the medic, he assumed he would never see her again. Laws protecting patient privacy meant that even though he knew all the hospital workers, he couldn’t get information about what happened to anyone he assisted. “It was hard to let her go,” he said. “I wanted to know what happened with her. I wanted to go with them, but I was so elated that, at least when she left my hands, she was still alive. I was just praying she would make it.” [TodayNews] . . .

That was 18 years ago. And the after-story?

Well, Skyler James — who said her birth mother abandoned her all those years ago — was adopted by Bonnie and Greg James five days after Heflin rescued her.

Knowing Skyler’s story, Bonnie James started looking for Heflin when Skylar turned five. “We had his name from the newspaper,” she told WFIE-TV. “Social media wasn’t what it is today back then.” Years passed with no finding Heflin.

Then three weeks before Skyler’s high school graduation this spring, Bonnie James found a profile on Facebook she hoped was Heflin. So she dialed the phone number for the fire station in Patoka, Illinois, and on the other end Heflin heard these words: “The call was, ‘Are you Charlie Heflin? Do you remember rescuing a baby back in 1995?”’ he recalled. “There were quite a few tears.”

With that, Bonnie James cooked up a major surprise for Sylar: Heflin would come to Skylar’s graduation ceremony at Charleston (Illinois) High School as well as the party after — and she would have no idea who the guest of honor was.

“I was talking to someone at my party and my parents came up and said, ‘We need you for a second,’” Skyler told WFIE.

“They took me over to Charlie and he introduced himself to me and told me the whole story again. I was totally shocked. It’s something that I’ve dreamed of since I was a little kid, and it’s amazing.”

Heflin gave Skyler frames containing newspaper clippings of how they first met, and pictures from Skyler’s graduation. [The Blaze] . . . .

Heflin gave Skyler the jacket he wore that snowy morning 18 years ago. He also handed her a framed collage of her graduation pictures, and another framed collection of articles about her rescue, the citation he received for it, and a fireman’s prayer. Heflin learned from party guests of the impressive young woman Skyler had become — an honor student involved in school theater, choir and her church. She will attend Concordia University in Chicago and hopes to be a minister one day.

Skyler said she and Heflin have been corresponding on Facebook since Sunday and she hopes to keep him in her life. “My parents always brought me up knowing my story,” Skyler said. “I always dreamed of meeting him or my birth mother, or someone who could tell me more of my story.” [TodayNews] . . . .

And then here is a chaser:

About 16 months after the James family adopted Skyler, another baby was abandoned – this time in Bloomington, Ill. A baby boy was brought into a hospital by people who said they found him in their car. Today that boy is Skyler’s little brother, 17-year-old Nathan. [TodayNews]

Our Lord takes up the solitary and puts them in families. And the means He uses are ordinary people doing extraordinary-ordinary things. These are the signs of God’s presence amongst us–when ordinary people, such as these, extend Christian love and kindness to the most vulnerable.

In the times of the Roman Empire, the Christians used to search the rubbish dumps looking for foundling babies that had been abandoned to die by their parents. They took them into their homes and families and raised them as their own. In India, one of its oldest Christian orphanages, Mukti regularly receives abandoned babies (often disabled) picked up by the public or authorities and brought in. They love them, provide for them, raise them, educate them and help them find their callings as adults.

God at work, through His people.


Grad, 18, reunites with firefighter who saved her as a baby

Last Sunday was a landmark occasion for 18-year-old Skyler James, and not just because she celebrated graduating from high school. For the first time, she also got to meet the firefighter who, on a bitterly cold November morning in 1995, found her — a newborn baby — abandoned beneath a snow-laden pine tree in an Illinois cemetery. “It’s so amazing to be able to know the person who saved my life,” Skyler told TODAY.com. “Without him I probably wouldn’t be here right now.”

Bonnie and Greg James of Charleston, Ill., adopted Skyler five days after firefighter Charlie Heflin discovered her under that tree. The couple told Skyler the story of how she joined their family as soon as she was old enough to understand. When Skyler was 5, Bonnie James began searching for Heflin in the phone books of nearby communities, but without any luck. . . . [TodayNews]

After authorities got the anonymous 911 call, police and firefighters fanned out quickly to try locating an infant abandoned under a pine tree in a graveyard. They looked and looked around Mt. Hope Cemetery in Champaign, Illinois on that chilly morning and couldn’t find the baby.

But on a whim, Charlie Heflin — listening to the developing drama over his scanner — figured he’d help out by taking a different approach. He simply went to a different cemetery. But again, no luck. After not locating the infant, either, Heflin started to walk back to his truck…when he got the sense he should try again. [TheBlaze] . . . .

“As I approached the tree again, I heard a whimper — a little baby whimper,” Heflin said. “My heart sank. I dug through the limbs. There she was, wrapped in a little blanket. I picked her up. She was covered in bloody mucus. She had pine needles all over her face and in her mouth. Her umbilical cord was cut off about two or three inches from her body, tied with a shoestring.” Heflin cleared out her mouth, wiped off the needles and tucked her close to his body inside his coat, running to his truck to get her warm. He drove with one hand and cradled the baby with the other, radioing for an ambulance to meet him halfway to Urbana’s Carle Foundation Hospital.

When he handed the baby off to the medic, he assumed he would never see her again. Laws protecting patient privacy meant that even though he knew all the hospital workers, he couldn’t get information about what happened to anyone he assisted. “It was hard to let her go,” he said. “I wanted to know what happened with her. I wanted to go with them, but I was so elated that, at least when she left my hands, she was still alive. I was just praying she would make it.” [TodayNews] . . .

That was 18 years ago. And the after-story?

Well, Skyler James — who said her birth mother abandoned her all those years ago — was adopted by Bonnie and Greg James five days after Heflin rescued her.

Knowing Skyler’s story, Bonnie James started looking for Heflin when Skylar turned five. “We had his name from the newspaper,” she told WFIE-TV. “Social media wasn’t what it is today back then.” Years passed with no finding Heflin.

Then three weeks before Skyler’s high school graduation this spring, Bonnie James found a profile on Facebook she hoped was Heflin. So she dialed the phone number for the fire station in Patoka, Illinois, and on the other end Heflin heard these words: “The call was, ‘Are you Charlie Heflin? Do you remember rescuing a baby back in 1995?”’ he recalled. “There were quite a few tears.”

With that, Bonnie James cooked up a major surprise for Sylar: Heflin would come to Skylar’s graduation ceremony at Charleston (Illinois) High School as well as the party after — and she would have no idea who the guest of honor was.

“I was talking to someone at my party and my parents came up and said, ‘We need you for a second,’” Skyler told WFIE.

“They took me over to Charlie and he introduced himself to me and told me the whole story again. I was totally shocked. It’s something that I’ve dreamed of since I was a little kid, and it’s amazing.”

Heflin gave Skyler frames containing newspaper clippings of how they first met, and pictures from Skyler’s graduation. [The Blaze] . . . .

Heflin gave Skyler the jacket he wore that snowy morning 18 years ago. He also handed her a framed collage of her graduation pictures, and another framed collection of articles about her rescue, the citation he received for it, and a fireman’s prayer. Heflin learned from party guests of the impressive young woman Skyler had become — an honor student involved in school theater, choir and her church. She will attend Concordia University in Chicago and hopes to be a minister one day.

Skyler said she and Heflin have been corresponding on Facebook since Sunday and she hopes to keep him in her life. “My parents always brought me up knowing my story,” Skyler said. “I always dreamed of meeting him or my birth mother, or someone who could tell me more of my story.” [TodayNews] . . . .

And then here is a chaser:

About 16 months after the James family adopted Skyler, another baby was abandoned – this time in Bloomington, Ill. A baby boy was brought into a hospital by people who said they found him in their car. Today that boy is Skyler’s little brother, 17-year-old Nathan. [TodayNews]

Our Lord takes up the solitary and puts them in families. And the means He uses are ordinary people doing extraordinary-ordinary things. These are the signs of God’s presence amongst us–when ordinary people, such as these, extend Christian love and kindness to the most vulnerable.

In the times of the Roman Empire, the Christians used to search the rubbish dumps looking for foundling babies that had been abandoned to die by their parents. They took them into their homes and families and raised them as their own. In India, one of its oldest Christian orphanages, Mukti regularly receives abandoned babies (often disabled) picked up by the public or authorities and brought in. They love them, provide for them, raise them, educate them and help them find their callings as adults.

God at work, through His people.


Grad, 18, reunites with firefighter who saved her as a baby

Last Sunday was a landmark occasion for 18-year-old Skyler James, and not just because she celebrated graduating from high school. For the first time, she also got to meet the firefighter who, on a bitterly cold November morning in 1995, found her — a newborn baby — abandoned beneath a snow-laden pine tree in an Illinois cemetery. “It’s so amazing to be able to know the person who saved my life,” Skyler told TODAY.com. “Without him I probably wouldn’t be here right now.”

Bonnie and Greg James of Charleston, Ill., adopted Skyler five days after firefighter Charlie Heflin discovered her under that tree. The couple told Skyler the story of how she joined their family as soon as she was old enough to understand. When Skyler was 5, Bonnie James began searching for Heflin in the phone books of nearby communities, but without any luck. . . . [TodayNews]

After authorities got the anonymous 911 call, police and firefighters fanned out quickly to try locating an infant abandoned under a pine tree in a graveyard. They looked and looked around Mt. Hope Cemetery in Champaign, Illinois on that chilly morning and couldn’t find the baby.

But on a whim, Charlie Heflin — listening to the developing drama over his scanner — figured he’d help out by taking a different approach. He simply went to a different cemetery. But again, no luck. After not locating the infant, either, Heflin started to walk back to his truck…when he got the sense he should try again. [TheBlaze] . . . .

“As I approached the tree again, I heard a whimper — a little baby whimper,” Heflin said. “My heart sank. I dug through the limbs. There she was, wrapped in a little blanket. I picked her up. She was covered in bloody mucus. She had pine needles all over her face and in her mouth. Her umbilical cord was cut off about two or three inches from her body, tied with a shoestring.” Heflin cleared out her mouth, wiped off the needles and tucked her close to his body inside his coat, running to his truck to get her warm. He drove with one hand and cradled the baby with the other, radioing for an ambulance to meet him halfway to Urbana’s Carle Foundation Hospital.

When he handed the baby off to the medic, he assumed he would never see her again. Laws protecting patient privacy meant that even though he knew all the hospital workers, he couldn’t get information about what happened to anyone he assisted. “It was hard to let her go,” he said. “I wanted to know what happened with her. I wanted to go with them, but I was so elated that, at least when she left my hands, she was still alive. I was just praying she would make it.” [TodayNews] . . .

That was 18 years ago. And the after-story?

Well, Skyler James — who said her birth mother abandoned her all those years ago — was adopted by Bonnie and Greg James five days after Heflin rescued her.

Knowing Skyler’s story, Bonnie James started looking for Heflin when Skylar turned five. “We had his name from the newspaper,” she told WFIE-TV. “Social media wasn’t what it is today back then.” Years passed with no finding Heflin.

Then three weeks before Skyler’s high school graduation this spring, Bonnie James found a profile on Facebook she hoped was Heflin. So she dialed the phone number for the fire station in Patoka, Illinois, and on the other end Heflin heard these words: “The call was, ‘Are you Charlie Heflin? Do you remember rescuing a baby back in 1995?”’ he recalled. “There were quite a few tears.”

With that, Bonnie James cooked up a major surprise for Sylar: Heflin would come to Skylar’s graduation ceremony at Charleston (Illinois) High School as well as the party after — and she would have no idea who the guest of honor was.

“I was talking to someone at my party and my parents came up and said, ‘We need you for a second,’” Skyler told WFIE.

“They took me over to Charlie and he introduced himself to me and told me the whole story again. I was totally shocked. It’s something that I’ve dreamed of since I was a little kid, and it’s amazing.”

Heflin gave Skyler frames containing newspaper clippings of how they first met, and pictures from Skyler’s graduation. [The Blaze] . . . .

Heflin gave Skyler the jacket he wore that snowy morning 18 years ago. He also handed her a framed collage of her graduation pictures, and another framed collection of articles about her rescue, the citation he received for it, and a fireman’s prayer. Heflin learned from party guests of the impressive young woman Skyler had become — an honor student involved in school theater, choir and her church. She will attend Concordia University in Chicago and hopes to be a minister one day.

Skyler said she and Heflin have been corresponding on Facebook since Sunday and she hopes to keep him in her life. “My parents always brought me up knowing my story,” Skyler said. “I always dreamed of meeting him or my birth mother, or someone who could tell me more of my story.” [TodayNews] . . . .

And then here is a chaser:

About 16 months after the James family adopted Skyler, another baby was abandoned – this time in Bloomington, Ill. A baby boy was brought into a hospital by people who said they found him in their car. Today that boy is Skyler’s little brother, 17-year-old Nathan. [TodayNews]

Our Lord takes up the solitary and puts them in families. And the means He uses are ordinary people doing extraordinary-ordinary things. These are the signs of God’s presence amongst us–when ordinary people, such as these, extend Christian love and kindness to the most vulnerable.

In the times of the Roman Empire, the Christians used to search the rubbish dumps looking for foundling babies that had been abandoned to die by their parents. They took them into their homes and families and raised them as their own. In India, one of its oldest Christian orphanages, Mukti regularly receives abandoned babies (often disabled) picked up by the public or authorities and brought in. They love them, provide for them, raise them, educate them and help them find their callings as adults.

God at work, through His people.


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