Mother sacrifices life to save 3-year-old daughter from drowning in Harvey flood—‘The baby was clinging to her’ Mother sacrifices life to save 3-year-old daughter from drowning in Harvey flood—‘The baby was clinging to her’
Harvey’s unprecedented rainfall has led to rising floodwater levels. After this mom had no other choice but to flee her trapped vehicle with her... Mother sacrifices life to save 3-year-old daughter from drowning in Harvey flood—‘The baby was clinging to her’

Harvey’s unprecedented rainfall has led to rising floodwater levels. After this mom had no other choice but to flee her trapped vehicle with her 3-year-old daughter, the two were swept along by the flood’s strong current. Whilst this mom fought relentlessly to keep her daughter’s head above the water, she ended up making the ultimate sacrifice to keep her daughter alive. Such is a mother’s beautiful love for her child!

According to a press release, Colette Sulcer, 41, and her daughter, Jordyn Grace, 3, were heading southbound on the 1-10 service road when water levels rose drastically.

To escape the high water, Sulcer pulled her car into the Plaza 10 parking lot, and it got stuck. Sulcer was forced to flee her car with Jordyn.

Tragically, the strong current swept Sulcer and Jordyn half a mile away from her car into a canal, where they were spotted by two Beaumont police officers and two Beaumont fire rescue divers in a Zodiac boat.

Sulcer was found floating in the canal with her freezing 3-year-old daughter clinging to her body.

Beaumont Police Department Spokeswoman Officer Carol Riley said Sulcer “absolutely saved the child’s life.” She was desperately trying her best to keep Jordyn afloat in the floodwaters.

“They were in the water for quite some time,” Riley told PEOPLE. “When the baby was found the baby was clinging to her. The mother did the best she could to keep her child up over the water.”

“The baby also had a backpack that was helping her float on her back and she was holding on to her mom,” she added.

The officers pulled Sulcer and Jordyn into the boat while the mother and little girl were floating toward a trestle. Had they floated underneath the trestle, it would have made the rescue impossible.

By the time they were rescued by the officers, Sulcer was unresponsive; however, Jordyn was still alive, though suffering from hypothermia.

Sulcer died shortly after they reached the ambulance, while Jordyn was saved, thanks to her mother’s unrelenting protection.

“It’s a true testament of a mother’s will to sacrifice her life to keep her child alive,” Officer Haley Morrow, a Beaumont police spokeswoman, told The Washington Post.

This mother’s sacrifice for her daughter has touched many hearts. A donation drive on GoFundMe initiated by fundraiser Michael Skolnik has raised over $142,000 as of Sep. 1, far exceeding his $100,000 goal.

Skolnik stated, “I will make sure the 100% of all money donated with go to Jordyn’s education and support.”

Clearly, this mother will be dearly remembered as a hero by her daughter when she grows up.

“Mama was saying her prayers,” Jordyn told a relative, Antionette Logan, while recovering on Wednesday in a Beaumont hospital, according to The New York Times.

Obinna Onyia

  • Marian Thompson

    2017-09-02 #1 Author

    That’s a mother’s love for her child.

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    • Nesha

      2017-09-03 #2 Author

      Wow that is so heart breaking

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  • Vaughn Hutchinson Pulliam

    2017-09-02 #3 Author

    God bless her may she RIP,

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  • Sheekie HamSan

    2017-09-02 #4 Author

    As she should. What mother won’t or hasn’t. RIP. She no different from any real mom. Blessings.

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    • Obi Nkechi Agnes

      2017-09-02 #5 Author

      Not all mothers will do that.

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    • Esther Sankey

      2017-09-02 #6 Author

      Obi Nkechi .. very true

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    • Sheekie HamSan

      2017-09-02 #7 Author

      Oh okay, I guess you mean yourselves. Very sad. I don’t know no mother that won’t give their lives for their children and definitely many have, no mother can stand there and watch their child die. It’s their nature to save their children first and foremost.

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    • Kimberly Ambrose

      2017-09-02 #8 Author

      Sheekie HamSan of course they aren’t talking about themselves! Smh..
      . What kind of mother wouldn’t save their children you ask? Ummm… maybe the kind that kill their children or put them purposely in harms way! You can’t be serious. Why downplay and diminish the actions of this woman who sacrificed her life for her child? We all are probably wondering “what kind of woman would have something negative to say about a tragedy like this?” Smh…. I’m glad you value yourself as a mother and would do the same for your kids. Just work on adding some compassion to those affected by a tragedy…. your comment was insensitive at the least.

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    • Sheekie HamSan

      2017-09-02 #9 Author

      Oh please. I never said anything NEGATIVE about this woman other then point out the selfless act of compassion any mother would do as she did. Mother’s always put their children at the forefront of all they do for the betterment of their children’s lives. Women make the most unthinkable sacrifices for their children daily even dying at times when giving birth. This c WOMAN was nothing short of amazing and all mother’s would do what she has done. I also said RIP and blessings. The fact you found my comment to be insensitive is your personal issue, not mine. I know the hurt she must have felt Kimberly Ambrose and the fear and tears she must have had during this moment of hopelessness, it’s heartbreaking and terrible. You are the one with no compassion but you are entitled to your feelings, but I know great women and don’t know any anywhere that will kill their children or put them in harm’s way and that’s in all walks of life and cultures. All mother’s are angels from God, but if you feel otherwise that is you. This angel definitely is not the only one who sacrificed during this tragedy many have and I’ve read and seen it already just horrible. They are real hero’s and will be blessed at the gates of heaven, you can’t diminish or belittle my words I know they came from a good loving place and if anyone thinks differently, it’s their problem not mine. I can’t and won’t control how anyone internalizes what i said negatively. God knows my heart so with that good day and blessings to you as well.

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    • Wendy Allen

      2017-09-02 #10 Author

      Who said she was different the woman is dead don’t try to down play what she has done

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    • Sheekie HamSan

      2017-09-02 #11 Author

      Lmbo, y’all just want to have something to say, she has passed but YOU say dead like she was an animal, so emotionless dang. Your downplaying her passing by just saying she dead. Horrible. How can anyone down play what many women have done in this Texas tragedy. Y’all trying to cause a verbal conflict focusing on all the wrong things instead of donating money, clothes, food. I did but y’all here just trying to make something out of nothing. Miserable lives. Because I said all women would do this sacrifice in a heart beat but I guess the negative nancies can’t relate. It’s no down play but an acknowledgement to all women.

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  • Mauryn Kalemba

    2017-09-02 #12 Author

    God bless her soul

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  • Loise Monserat

    2017-09-02 #13 Author

    Mothers Love to her children is unique..

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  • Amaka Ogbonna

    2017-09-02 #14 Author

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  • Bold B Aghayere

    2017-09-02 #15 Author

    May her soul rip

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  • Obi Nkechi Agnes

    2017-09-02 #16 Author

    RIP unique mother.

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  • Mary Kanu

    2017-09-02 #17 Author

    Rip

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  • Lizen Beypi

    2017-09-02 #18 Author

    RIP..n may God bless her child!

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  • Roseanne Yarde

    2017-09-02 #19 Author

    That’s a Mother’s love right there….hope the little girl is raise well in the absence of mummy’s care.May mummy dearest R.I.P

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  • Zarian Bunyenyezi

    2017-09-02 #20 Author

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  • Diamant Saad

    2017-09-02 #21 Author

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  • Ekene Samuel

    2017-09-02 #22 Author

    Sweet mother God bless you

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  • Geneva Net Rice

    2017-09-02 #23 Author

    Just hard for me to watch, how did the baby hold on AMEN. To mama AMEN GOD Jesus, angels

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  • Kylie

    2017-09-02 #24 Author

    That’s crazy 😔💜

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  • Ncube Sibonokuhle

    2017-09-02 #25 Author

    MHSRIP. Mother’s love is always in abundance, no matter what situation is thrown at Her.

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  • Brittany Dunn

    2017-09-02 #26 Author

    A mother’s love is like no other love. This baby is the same age as my little girl it breaks my heart that she is now without her mom

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  • Mychelle webb

    2017-09-02 #27 Author

    Lord please continue to watch over her child this is such a heart breaking story💔😞😭👨‍👧‍👦🙏🏽

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  • Lydea Namata

    2017-09-02 #28 Author

    May God watch over the little one as she grows and may her mother’s soul rest in peace. As mothers we can’t stand our own die. where ever you are, thanks for saving your daughter’s life.

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  • Fay Hodges

    2017-09-02 #29 Author

    Cover the bby jesus under ur blood. Rip mama

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  • Kalynn

    2017-09-02 #30 Author

    this hurt breaking, praying for the family and for the little girl her mother was truly her guardian angel 💕

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  • Aggy Katuvee

    2017-09-02 #31 Author

    Tears .

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  • Luella Sweeting

    2017-09-02 #32 Author

    You are blessed GOD says Supper the children AND I WILL give you REST BLESSINGS GOD GAT YOU in his HAND AMEN

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  • mmaddy

    2017-09-02 #33 Author

    its so heartfelt 😢 mom will do or can do anything for there kids a mother’s love for her child is incomparable

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  • Juliet Amooti

    2017-09-02 #34 Author

    Bless her

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  • Tavionna Flanigan

    2017-09-02 #35 Author

    This is so heartbreaking 😔 Omg I couldn’t imagine.. praying for the family 🙏🏽🙏🏽

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  • Micela Nandes

    2017-09-02 #36 Author

    Amen

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  • Winsom Sinclair

    2017-09-02 #37 Author

    A mothers love for her child is precious no other love is greater than the love of God, thank you Jesus for saving this child’s life, although the mom plays an hero to save her but did not make it but you knows all things Jesus

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  • Ivana

    2017-09-02 #38 Author

    Lord bless this family ❤️❤️ & Everyone in Houston .

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  • Brit

    2017-09-02 #39 Author

    Prayers to the family & the baby girl

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  • Safiatu Camara

    2017-09-02 #40 Author

    Rip mum nothing can replace mothers loved may God protect the child

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  • Mary Branch

    2017-09-02 #41 Author

    A mother will do anything to save her child RIP baby ma

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  • Sara Pettigrew

    2017-09-02 #42 Author

    MOTHERS WILL SACRIFICE THEIR OWN LIVES FOR THEIR CHILDREN DAILY… HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE WILLING TO DO THE SAME FOR THEIR MOTHERS????LOVE YOUR MOTHERS AND FATHERS UNCONDITIONALLY!!!!

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  • Laverne Robbins

    2017-09-02 #43 Author

    That’s a mother. Who ever raise this little girl, let her know the Love that her mom had for her. May GOD continue to BLESS this family.

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  • Jhane

    2017-09-02 #44 Author

    So sad to hear 🙁 you are so good mother god bless you i know god will help your baby!

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  • Joyce Walters

    2017-09-02 #45 Author

    That’s what a real mother do god wanted her angel to live like her mother she is still watching over her Amen he is so awesome

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  • Shakiyah

    2017-09-02 #46 Author

    Amazing story 😍 moms are super hero’s of course .

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  • Psalm Angel

    2017-09-02 #47 Author

    Godbless to the family.. Its a very touching story… 😘😘😘

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  • Chel

    2017-09-02 #48 Author

    A mother’s love❤️ God bless her soul.

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  • Young Suzan

    2017-09-02 #49 Author

    Wow… mothers love so sweet and real

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  • Katrina Bing

    2017-09-02 #50 Author

    This is so heart breaking 💔

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  • Ranicia Hunt

    2017-09-02 #51 Author

    So sad and unfortunate. Would have done the same though. 😩

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  • Zeldaa Moses

    2017-09-02 #52 Author

    RIP GOD BLESS HER SOUL

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  • Markeshia Bickerstaff

    2017-09-02 #53 Author

    My Heart Goes Out To Them Both 😔🙌🏽👏🏽🙏🏽

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  • Adryanna Thompson

    2017-09-02 #54 Author

    This is so heartbreaking

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  • Shauntel

    2017-09-02 #55 Author

    In a situation like that i would’ve done the same!

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  • Mia Fahnbulleh

    2017-09-02 #56 Author

    So sad rest peacefully mother Goddess , nothing compares to a mother’s love sacrificial ❤️

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  • Jessa Catimpo

    2017-09-02 #57 Author

    I cried! Truly, a mother’s love. Indeed!

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  • Ivie

    2017-09-02 #58 Author

    So sad. That’s a mother’s love! Unconditional lovelove

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  • Talia Harris

    2017-09-02 #59 Author

    A mothers love has no bound🙌🏽😢I know I will do the same thing for my lovely daughter if it came down to it.

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  • Santanna

    2017-09-02 #60 Author

    😢😢😢😢😢 its sad that the mom had to die but a blessing that she put her life on the line to protect and save her little girl the little will be proud when she grows and able to understand the sacrifice her mother made 💪🏿 This really touched my heart By me being a mother of 3 because I would do the same thing 🙌🏿 Women are natural born protectors 💯 May she RIP 🙏🏿

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  • Tia Rush

    2017-09-02 #61 Author

    Ultimate sacrifice…may she rest in peace.

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  • Alicia maria

    2017-09-02 #62 Author

    Omg god bless her soul 😫😫😫😫😫 praying for the family

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  • Brït

    2017-09-02 #63 Author

    Praying for the family 😔🙌🏾

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  • Dian

    2017-09-02 #64 Author

    This is so sad..i love my daughter so much..being a mom is so incredible..a mother love is so pure that u can never see a fly hurt your child

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  • Daisha

    2017-09-02 #65 Author

    This is such a sad story… But now that I am a mom I can relate much more a mom will do anything to make sure her babies are safe Rest In Paridise Ms.Lady

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  • Rosetta Jones

    2017-09-02 #66 Author

    So sad😥😥😥 a mother love

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  • Cleopatra Glenn

    2017-09-02 #67 Author

    I would have done the same thing your children are your life I would’ve rather me die then me love without them .. Rest In Peace to this beautiful soul..

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  • Haziel capatoy

    2017-09-02 #68 Author

    A mother’s Love 🙁

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  • Shamia

    2017-09-03 #69 Author

    Rest In Peace 😞🙏🏽

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  • Chy

    2017-09-03 #70 Author

    This is definitely a mother who loves her child. God be with them

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  • Zandile Mthimkhulu

    2017-09-03 #71 Author

    That’s a Mother’s love. May her soul RIP. This child will always respect her Mother for the hero she was.

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  • Jessica gunnels

    2017-09-03 #72 Author

    A mother love …bless her soul R.I.P baby girl

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  • KayKay Santana

    2017-09-03 #73 Author

    This story brought tears to my eyes. I always tell people you don’t know love until you become a mother. I’d have done the same.

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  • Christinaa Monroe

    2017-09-03 #74 Author

    This Article Is So Beautiful And Touching , The Sacrifice That She Made Was Wonderful This Women Is A Hero Now Her Child’s has A Amazing Story To Tell

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  • Christinaa Monroe

    2017-09-03 #75 Author

    This Article Is So Beautiful And Touching , The Sacrifice That She Made Was Wonderful This Women Is A Hero Now Her Child’s has A Amazing Story To Tell

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  • Brittany

    2017-09-04 #76 Author

    I cried reading this , God bless the FAMILY and rip to the mother 😢🙏🏿

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  • Muasau P Elenise

    2017-09-04 #77 Author

    Rip to this mother

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  • Bolanle Victoria

    2017-09-04 #78 Author

    RIP to her

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  • Sylvia Anderson-ausborn

    2017-09-04 #79 Author

    Rip. Mom. We do give our life for our babies. God bless the child.

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  • Omalicha Mezdon

    2017-09-04 #80 Author

    Oh my God. Rip

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  • Kelicia Paynter

    2017-09-04 #81 Author

    This touches my heart every time I read it.. I’m a mother of 2 girls. Lord please be with this babygirl..

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  • Lovisa Nandjila

    2017-09-04 #82 Author

    Thts how mother love stronger is.

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  • Sasthia Grant

    2017-09-04 #83 Author

    Sip prayers up for ur love ones

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  • Joyce Ducusin Tabay

    2017-09-04 #85 Author

    courageous mommy☝. God bless the child.

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  • Gracy Abiri

    2017-09-04 #86 Author

    Mum’s beautifull LOVE

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  • Ify Ifeadi

    2017-09-04 #87 Author

    Mother love is intimate

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  • Blessing Emily Ogedengbe

    2017-09-04 #88 Author

    Hmm Rip mummy I love u

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  • Ashley Dawn

    2017-09-10 #89 Author

    This is sad

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  • Obioraasut Ije Peter

    2017-09-10 #90 Author

    God will comfort your family

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  • Fuazenallah Ann

    2017-09-10 #91 Author

    Heart breaking.
    Thank God ur little darling finalli suvive frm ur brave effort.
    She wil grow up to make you proud where ever you are.
    I RESPECT YOU MUM.
    RIP

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  • Fari Kanwal

    2017-09-10 #92 Author

    why do u guys share news link when theres big virus or banner that prevent you from reading the article no point:(

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  • Beverly Wolfe Holland

    2017-09-10 #93 Author

    God Bless

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  • Lervoin Pressley

    2017-09-10 #94 Author

    SENDING PRAYERS

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  • Lee Newsome

    2017-09-10 #95 Author

    Lord Jesus touch them all up their in Texas

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  • Anzela Wilkins

    2017-09-10 #96 Author

    RIP. God bless her Wow now she love baby that is mom love for her baby!!!!

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  • Olatundun Dauda

    2017-09-10 #97 Author

    All the efforts of this good mother will not be in vain the baby will excel in life

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  • Joyee Lubin

    2017-09-10 #98 Author

    Mother did a miraculous job with her girl , not knowing it was her last gift to her baby girl .May the lord shine his light on her as she grow ,family’s take good care of this princess,god is watching.

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  • Salome Mpunga

    2017-09-10 #99 Author

    God bless mum

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  • Mouna Hoballah

    2017-09-10 #100 Author

    Oh my God my heart is broken

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  • Andile Sthe-Wayne Magodla

    2017-09-10 #101 Author

    My new hero, God keep that lil girl safe and happy

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  • Ahmed Hafiz

    2017-09-10 #102 Author

    God bless all mother, s in the wold

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  • Laura Cooper

    2017-09-10 #103 Author

    Prayers to her!

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  • Fatima Grace Danjaji

    2017-09-10 #104 Author

    God bless you you’re really a mum , bravo

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  • Keming Francis

    2017-09-10 #105 Author

    That’s sweet mum in action!

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  • Omotayo Oguntoyinbo

    2017-09-10 #106 Author

    May god bless u ma

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  • Onyeka Chisom

    2017-09-10 #107 Author

    Rip mum

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  • Ida Turner

    2017-09-10 #108 Author

    You’re trully bless on saving your daughter life.

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  • Lynn Gause

    2017-09-11 #109 Author

    Thank GOD you made it be safe

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  • Shelia Green

    2017-09-11 #110 Author

    Prayers

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  • Terri Harris

    2017-09-11 #111 Author

    I pray that the family take care of you

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  • Janet Amolo

    2017-09-11 #112 Author

    Amen.

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  • Fahmida Quasem

    2017-09-11 #113 Author

    Motherhood is about life giving- no doubt.

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  • Rosie Marie Ellis

    2017-09-11 #114 Author

    Ooooh

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  • Joyce Reid

    2017-09-11 #115 Author

    But God. Now That’s A Real M.O.T.H.E.R. Will Do Anything For Their Children

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