Abandoned premature baby found in cardboard box in snow with heartbreaking note from mum

Little Teshawn was left in a box in Alaska, United States, with a message from her mother explaining that she did not have enough money to feed her baby.

Woman finds tiny baby abandoned by the roadside

On New Year’s Eve, a premature baby was found abandoned in the snow, with a message from the mother saying she could not afford to feed her child.

The tiny baby was left in a cardboard box in Alaska, United States, when temperatures dropped to single digits with wind chill below 12 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Alaska State Troopers were called in around 2 p.m. on December 31, the reports New York Post.

According to the note, the baby was born 12 weeks premature, just hours before being abandoned on the side of the road.

Fairbanks-based Roxy Lane spotted the toddler wrapped in a blanket and cooing softly in a video on social media.

Next to the baby was a note from a desperate mother that said “Please help me”.

The mother left a heartbreaking message next to her baby
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One resident told how she found the baby in a box next to a row of mailboxes
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It goes on to say: “I was born today on December 31, 2021 at 6 o’clock in the morning. I was born 12 weeks early. My mother was 28 weeks old when she got me.

“My parents and grandparents have neither food nor money to raise me. They never wanted to do that to me.

“My mother is so sad to do that. Please take me and find me a loving family.

“My parents beg who can find me. My name is Teshawn. “

According to the note, the baby was named Teshawn
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One resident told how she found the baby in a box next to a row of mailboxes
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Roxy Lane / Facebook)

State troopers said the baby was taken to a nearby hospital and was in “good health”.

On a social media post, Ms. Lane shared how she found the baby near her house near a number of mailboxes and asked everyone who knew the mother to come forward.

“I saved a baby today and will probably think of Teshawn for the rest of my life,” she said.

She added, “I worked through my emotions all day, going through all the different scenarios and reasons why something like this could have happened with my friend and family.

“Obviously, someone in our community felt so lost and hopeless that they made what was probably the hardest decision of their life to leave this innocent life on the side of the road with nothing but a blanket and a name.

“But she called him. There is some love there, even if it has made a terrible decision. “

Alaska is one of the last US states to have safe haven laws, which means parents cannot be prosecuted for safely handing over their children.

The state passed the law in 2008 to reduce the number of babies abandoned.

Ms. Lane speculated that the mother may not have been aware of the law that allows parents to drop their children off at a police station, fire station, church, or hospital.

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