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Friday, March 25, 2011

Baby Jessica Turns 25

For 58 hours in October 1987, the world was glued to their television sets. Eighteen-month old Jessica McClure, "Baby Jessica," fell and got trapped in an abandoned water well and was rescued by the dedicated men and women of Midland Texas.

Baby Jessica is all grown up, with children of her own. She turns 25 in a few hours and will gain access to a very sizable trust fund put together by thousands of strangers moved by her plight and will to survive.

From Philly.com:

Baby Jessica is all grown up. She's Momma Jessica now.

The toddler who tumbled down an abandoned water well and got trapped more than two decades ago turns 25 on Saturday, a milestone that gives her access to a trust fund of up to $800,000 donated by thousands of sympathetic strangers who spent 2 1/2 days glued to the television until she was free.

Jessica McClure Morales is now a contented stay-at-home mother of two, and her youngest is 18 months old , the same age she was when her accident drew the eyes of the world to this oil-patch city. She lives less than two miles from the site of the 1987 rescue.

"That's all Jessica has ever wanted was to be a mom and have a family," said her father, Lewis "Chip" McClure. "She's a good mom and keeps her eyes on her kids. She's certainly a doting mother."

Read the full article here.

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