For awhile at least, Angel Babcock was a miracle baby. But her story, a tale of hope and survival after tornadoes tore across the Midwest, ended in sorrow earlier this week.
Babcock, a 15-month -old who was found in an Indiana field next to the bodies of her family, died last Sunday, March 4. She had sustained traumatic brain injury after a twister demolished her family’s mobile home March 2, killing her parents and two siblings.
After being found in the field, the toddler was taken by chopper to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Medical became hopeful about Angel’s prognosis when she opened her eyes at one point. But the swelling in the tot’s brain didn’t go down, and her condition deteriorated.
Doctors couldn’t find any evidence of brain activity, and last Sunday afternoon Angel’s family had her taken off life support. Then she passed away.