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National Guard Soldier Rescues Baby Stranded by Snowstorm for 3 Days

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A record-breaking snowstorm has assured some states will most definitely see a “White Christmas” — though most would probably prefer fewer glistening treetops at this point.

As of Sunday, Dec. 10, AccuWeather reported that the snowstorm that hit the south was to blame for over 500 accidents. North Carolina, in particular, has seen some of the worst of it.

Families have lost power with nowhere to go in the snow. Emergency responders have done what they can to help those in need.

One National Guard soldier has been praised for his kindness and compassion toward a family who lost power.

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Twenty-seven-year-old Sgt. Donovan McPherson was driving around Lenoir, North Carolina, taking emergency responders from place to place as needed.

While he was driving, emergency services and the National Guard were notified that a family needed to be rescued.

According to WRAL, a tree had fallen on a power line near the family’s home, leaving them stranded and without power for three days.

An infant was among the family members and had reportedly been sick recently. “They were worried the baby would get sick again,” McPherson told WRAL.

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As the child’s mother worked to get what they needed out of the house during the rescue, the soldier noticed her struggle and decided to jump in and help.

He took the infant, car seat, blankets, and all, and carried the child to safety through the snow. A photo was shared on Facebook of the selfless act.

“She just thanked us,” McPherson said of the mother. The family is now reportedly staying with another family member in Hudson, North Carolina, where the power has not been lost.

This moment marked McPherson’s first rescue in this storm. He has been a member of the National Guard for 11 years and plans to continue to serve as he works toward a college degree over the next nine years.

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Comments of praise have flooded the Facebook photo since it was shared. “I want to thank you guys so much for helping my baby get to a warm place with us having no power,” the child’s mother, Jessica Gilbert, wrote.

There are still many more families trapped and without power. Please keep them and all the first responders in your prayers during this time.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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