Miracle Baby Girl Found Alive Under Earthquake Rubble – Umbilical Cord Still Attached

After the devastating earthquakes that rocked the Middle East on Monday, many people are still being pulled from the rubble, and unfortunately, not every person pulled is alive.

However, what is being hailed as nothing short of a miracle, a newborn baby girl was found alive underneath a collapsed building in Syria. The baby was still attached to her mother via her umbilical cord. Sadly, her mother was already dead when rescuers found them.

According to the Associated Press, relatives revealed that the baby’s mother, Afraa Abu Hadiya, was trapped under the rubble and gave birth before she died. They also noted that the newborn is the only member of her immediate family to survive the catastrophic earthquake.

“We heard a voice while we were digging,” said cousin Khalil al-Suwadi. “We cleared the dust and found the baby with the umbilical cord (intact), so we cut it and my cousin took her to [the] hospital.”

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Talk about chills!! The fact that she not only survived birth after being crushed under a building, but then to continue fighting even after her mother died and was not able to feed or comfort her. I can’t even imagine how alone and uncertain that little girl must have felt.

Daily Wire reports:

The baby girl is being treated at a hospital in Afrin, Syria, and is in stable condition after sustaining bruises, lacerations, and hypothermia. The baby’s body temperature reportedly dropped to 95 degrees after her mother gave birth to her. Dr. Hani Maarouf, who treated the baby, estimated that she was found just hours after being born and would not have survived much longer in the cold temperatures. 

The baby’s parents and four siblings reportedly attempted to flee the building as the earthquake hit the northwest Syrian town, but all were crushed and died under the rubble. Their bodies were found near the building’s entrance, according to a relative. 

Dr. Maarouf reportedly stated, “Had the girl been left for an hour more, she would have died.” 

Like I said, nothing shy of a miracle.

More than 4,000 people have died following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked parts of Syria and Turkey early Monday morning. A 7.5-magnitude aftershock followed later that afternoon. Around 1,500 have been found dead in Syria, and nearly 3,000 more are dead in Turkey as rescue workers continue to search for survivors following the worst natural disaster to hit the region since the 1939 Erzincan earthquake that killed more than 30,000 people.

On Monday, President Joe Biden promised to aid the countries hit by the earthquakes.

“My Administration has been working closely with our NATO Ally Turkiye, and I authorized an immediate U.S. response. At my direction, senior American officials reached out immediately to their Turkish counterparts to coordinate any and all needed assistance,” Biden said. “Our teams are deploying quickly to begin to support Turkish search and rescue efforts and address the needs of those injured and displaced by the earthquake. U.S.-supported humanitarian partners are also responding to the destruction in Syria.”


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