Another infant, 2nd in 5 months, left in Coolspring Township Fire Dept. Baby Box

The Baby Box at Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department.

A second newborn, apparently healthy, has been left in the Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department Baby Box. The Baby Box automatic alarm notified emergency personnel that the infant was left at about 7:05 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018.
The first time an infant was left in the heated box was Nov. 7, 2017. That infant, “Baby Hope,” has since been adopted.
Coolspring VFD Lt. Chuck Kohler received the alarm Sunday, one minute after being notified by the alarm, and found the newborn in the Baby Box. LaPorte County Emergency Medical Service and the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the fire station. The infant was transported by ambulance to Franciscan St. Anthony Hospital in Michigan City, and appeared to be in good health with no apparent medical issues.
The Coolspring “Baby Box,” one of only two that have been installed at fire stations in the United States, was installed in April of 2016.
Coolspring Chief Mick Pawlik noted that due to privacy concerns, the firefighters cannot release the sex of the infant or any other information related to the child. Pawlik is also asking citizens to please refrain from calling Franciscan St. Anthony with inquiries as hospital personnel also cannot discuss information regarding the child.
To read more about the box and its founder, as well as “Baby Hope,” click on this WNLP story link:

One Response to “Another infant, 2nd in 5 months, left in Coolspring Township Fire Dept. Baby Box”

  1. Lisa Johnson

    Apr 09. 2018

    Thank you to Monica Kelsey, founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes and to the Coolspring Township Fire Dept. for their wonderful dedication and passion for protecting the sanctity of life. Although an unimaginably tough decision, these parents have made a selfless and compassionate choice. Sincere appreciation and blessings to the parents of this precious baby, full of life and possibilities, as well as the fire dept. personnel and to Monica Kelsey.

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