UPDATE: Hospital Says Ind. Toddler Found In Field Dies

A hospital official says an Indiana toddler found in a field after Friday's violent tornadoes has died.

Fourteen-month-old Angel Babcock of New Pekin Ind., was found after her family's mobile home was destroyed in the storms that ravaged the Midwest and South.

She had been in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Chief nursing officer Cis Gruebbel says she suffered head and neck injuries and her family decided to take her off life support.

Her father, mother and two siblings were killed in the storm.

Her grandfather, Jack Brough, says the family is thankful for the thoughts and prayers they have received and is looking to God.

The girl's death brings the overall toll from the storms to 39 across five states.

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A hospital spokeswoman says a 2-year-old girl found alive in an Indiana field after violent storms is the sole survivor of her immediate family.

Cis Gruebbel is a spokeswoman for Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She said Saturday that the girl's mother, father, 2-month-old sister and 3-year-old brother all died Friday when the storms devastated southern Indiana.

Gruebbel says the toddler is in critical condition.

She would not identify the child and says she could not provide details on the child's ordeal. She says extended family members are at the hospital with the child.

Melissa Richardson, a spokeswoman for the hospital in Salem, Ind. where the child was first taken, said the child's family is from New Pekin, Ind., and she was found near her home.


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  • by Just the Facts on Mar 5, 2012 at 06:13 AM
    If killing this little girl is your god's way of showing its love, then this is pretty sick. And why is your god so mysterious? Why is there no evidence of a god? Just one demonstrable miracle or angel or devil would do the trick, or maybe a sneak preview of heaven or hell. Don't you think it is arrogant to think you can interpret this "acts of god" for the rest of us? I'm sure many Christians were praying for this innocent little girl to live, why didn't it work? Not convinced.
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      by REM on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:59 AM in reply to Just the Facts
      God doesn't have to answer for his actions. How arrogant and misguided you must be to think that God SHOULD have to answer for his work. I believe there is plenty of evidence around you to see the work of God, you just choose to call it "anomalies" or "phenomena". We don't pretend to be his personal translator, as you seem to put it. If you truly do want some answers as to why innocents suffer, then take a look here: http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-t023.html I hope you weren't just trolling, but in there you will find justified answers, including the obvious explanation that none of us are by definition "innocent". Either way, you are ultimately in charge of how you want to treat your soul. You can't find God if you don't look for him; I promise you that.
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        by JT Facts on Mar 5, 2012 at 09:49 AM in reply to REM
        What evidence and where? I'm not asking much, just one simple little verifiable example that your god exists. Just a little teensy weensy miracle. People pray all the time for someone who has cancer to get well, but what about amputees? Why to pray to regrow a new big toe, what has god got against amputees?
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          by REM on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:33 AM in reply to JT Facts
          "but what about amputees? Why to pray to regrow a new big toe, what has god got against amputees?" -- I knew you were just a troll. Have a nice day.
  • by Believer Location: here on Mar 4, 2012 at 07:34 PM
    To a non believer in divinity and a higher power, if you look deep enough into a tragedy you will usually find a silver lining. Humans rise up and come together through an event. We will never understand the reasons for accidents and tragedy but we can believe that a higher power will see us through such situations. I don't care to debate it or even influence your non belief in God. Everyone has a choice and freewill. I do know that No One living knows what the afterlife holds. You can forsake God and live the life you want by choice in hopes that your belief in the afterlife or lack there of is correct. But understand the word is clear of the consequences, there is no do over. That my friend is a serious gamble. This little girl is at peace with her family and that gives all living people hope for tomorrow and those grieving for this family the ability to carry on, God Bless them!
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      by REM on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:54 AM in reply to Believer
      That was an amazing response. Thank you.
  • by yukon on Mar 4, 2012 at 05:51 PM
    Sad but now her and her family are in Heaven
  • by patricia burdette Location: United States on Mar 4, 2012 at 05:17 PM
    may god be with u so sorry shes gone but shes in heaven now we still will pray for u.
  • by Disgusted Location: NC on Mar 4, 2012 at 04:05 PM
    why is that stories like this bring out SICKOS like "Just a Thought", & "Seriously" ?? they need to crawl back under their rocks!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2012 at 06:44 PM in reply to Disgusted
      It is because they like attention and want to get people fired up.
  • by Judy Location: Bath, NC on Mar 4, 2012 at 09:34 AM
    God bless this child and the extended family who is now caring for her. It will be a hard task to explain where her parents and siblings are. God give everyone strength and courage at this time.
  • by mika Location: rock city on Mar 4, 2012 at 02:06 AM
    God is good. I pray that the toddler will be ok and a special prayer for her family that is right there by her side.
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      by Just A Thought on Mar 4, 2012 at 09:13 AM in reply to mika
      When people thank a "God", it makes me feel like we're still living in the Dark Ages. Is it just me?
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        by seriously? on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:13 AM in reply to Just A Thought
        No, it's not just you. It makes me sick.
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        by Lynn on Mar 4, 2012 at 11:11 AM in reply to Just A Thought
        No, it is not just you. Sadly, there are alot of other misguided people just like you. God is as real as it gets.
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          by me on Mar 4, 2012 at 05:18 PM in reply to Lynn
          Then the next time you speak with him, ask him why this whole family was wiped out. If he gives you a reasonable answer, THEN post on here. If not, keep it to yourself next time.
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          by REM on Mar 5, 2012 at 04:53 AM in reply to Lynn
          Only a fool would think that he/she knows better than God. Very telling of what kind of society we live in. Life here on earth isn't 1) guaranteed and 2) isn't fair. This life is but a test of faith. To cling to all the trappings and the fear of death is a show of weak faith in God.
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        by ginny on Mar 4, 2012 at 03:54 PM in reply to Just A Thought
        yes it's just you
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        by Tim on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:34 AM in reply to Just A Thought
        no its not just you, unfortunately the world is full of those misguided by satan just like you, if these people have faith and you don't and you cant offer uplifting and prayer and support then frankly just shut up. All you are doing is trying to encite anger and bring attention to yourself. Did mommy not hold you enough or too much?? I will pray for you as well my friend.
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        by Agreed on Mar 5, 2012 at 06:37 AM in reply to Just A Thought
        I'm a little sick of all these religious zealots too. Societies that are dominated by religion will fail.
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          by REM on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:52 AM in reply to Agreed
          We well see soon. Ever knee will bend, and every tongue shall confess. God is still in control of this universe, whether you like it or not. It amazes me that people think they are God...
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      by seriously? on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:16 AM in reply to mika
      "God is good." How can you even say that with this story? The little girl's mother, father, sister and brother are all deceased and she is in critical condition. They must not have been part of God's plan I assume you will say. Let's just go with that becauase THAT makes sense. What a joke.
  • by ed on Mar 3, 2012 at 06:08 PM
    I do believe in miracles, I pray for her recovery and a loving family to care for her childhood years.
  • by Delores Location: Beaufort, NC on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:58 PM
    Praying she will come through this tragic ordeal.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:25 PM
    What a terrible sad story. I pray the little girl will be ok. Surely God was looking out for her.
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