Elysia Laub is only 9 years old, but she already got to save the life of another human being. Many people call her a hero, but when the girl is asked who was in charge of that courageus act, she simply responses: “God!” It might sound incredible, but little Elysia claims she really heard God‘s voice which said someone was in trouble. Here is the whole story:
Elysia was sitting inside her house in Indiana when all of a sudden she got a strong feeling she should go outside. And when she was standing on her porch, she heard some voices inside of her head telling her to go to the backyard. At first, the child thought she had gone crazy, but then she remembered that God can talk to people sometimes. Luckily, she followed the mysterious advice and went to the backyard. She looked around but didn‘t notice anything strange. She stood there for couple more minutes and was about to go back inside. At that moment she heard a squeaky noise prom the bushes. Elysia thought it was a pig and decided to check on it. However, it was something more interesting…
Right as she was about to turn around and go back inside, Elysia heard a strange noise coming from some nearby bushes. She thought it might be one of her baby pigs escaped from its pen, but when she got closer she couldn’t believe her eyes…
“I just saw pink legs kicking away,” Elysia said. When she looked closer, she realized it was a newborn baby! Its umbilical cord was still attached and maggots were crawling all over it.
“I knew it was alive and I knew we had something. I could not second guess myself. I knew we had to get help,” Elysia recalles. She rushed inside the house to tell her mother, Heidi, what she saw. Heidi, of course, thought it was just her daughters imagination, but finally agreed to go check on the bushes.
When the woman saw the abandoned baby, she couldn‘t hold in her scream! “I ran to the baby and scooped it up and I said, ‘Elysia run to the house and call 911 as soon as possible,’” Heidi said. “I got to the house and we put one of our baby blankets around her.”
Police arrived quickly. It was concluded the baby girl had been abandoned at least several hours before Elysia found her in the bushes. Her skin was already sunburned and she was covered with bugs, but otherwise she was okay.
“[It’s] a miracle that Elysia was out there to find her,” Sherriff John Buncich said.
“This is a miracle we found her,” Heidi added. “God put my daughter out there to save that baby. She is fine. This is really a good story.”
After the baby recovered at the hospital, she was transferred to a foster home. The police even managed to find her mother, a young teenager who lived nearby. Because she is a minor they cannot release any further details.
Alysia is very happy she saved the baby girl. “If I wasn’t there and God didn’t tell my brain – if my brain didn’t make me go over there, we would find a dead baby in the yard this afternoon,” she said. “It would be much worse and much different.”
Let‘s hope this baby saved by God and Elysia will be adopted by a loving family!