Who is Baby Jessica?
Baby Jessica is Jessica Morales nee McClure. She was born on March 26, 1986. Age 24. When she was 18 months, she fell into a well in Midland, Texas on October 14, 1987. Her story has sparked recent interest due to the 33 Chilean minors that were rescued. She was trapped for 58 hours until she was rescued. The credit for her rescue goes mainly to paramedic Robert O’Donnell and police officer William Andrew Glasscock Jr. An ABC TV movie was made in 1989, “Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure” starring Patty Duke and Beau Bridges.
Result of the Accident
Baby Jessica (Jessica McClure) had to have her right foot partially amputated due to the loss of circulation and had to have an additional 15 surgeries over the years.
Recent Personal Information
Jessica Morales married Daniel Morales on January 28, 2006 and have a son named Simon.
CNN was covering the Baby Jessica event around the clock. Much like the rescue effort of the Chilean mining accident recently. It gained global attention then as did the Chilean mining rescue. Jessica Morales will receive a trust fund of donations when she turns 25 next year. CNN covered the extraction of the Chilean miners that took a total of 21 hours and 55 minutes for the 33 miners that were trapped up to 70 days. The miners were trapped on August 5th, 2010 and the last of the 33 miners were rescued on October 13, 2010. The first person rescued was Florencio Avalos, age 31. The last minor rescued was Luis Urizua, age 54. The oldest miner rescued was age 64 and the youngest miner rescued was age 19.
Other Similar Incidents to Baby Jessica
2010 Copiapo mining accident. (Chilean Mining Accident)
Kathy Fiscus, another child who fell into a well in 1949.
Alfredo Rampi, another child who fell down into a well in 1981.
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