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Toddler Angel Babcock Sadly Passes Away After Miraculously Surviving Indiana Tornado

Angel Babcock

Angel Babcock

It was one of those stories borne out of tragedy that gave you some faith.

A toddler whose immediate family fell victims to one of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through part of the country on Friday was, by some reports, found 10 miles from her home — alive. Her name, of course, was Angel.

She remained in critical condition in the hospital over the weekend. Unfortunately, she didn’t survive a traumatic brain injury and passed away on Sunday afternoon, according to family members.

Angel Babcock, 14-months-old, suffered serious head and other injuries, according to the New York Post, and was taken off life support.

She had been rescued from a field near New Pekin, Ind. Her parents and two siblings all perished when the tornado swept through their town. Her surviving extended family, including her grandfather, made the decision to take her off life support when it became clear she couldn’t breathe on her own. Part of her skull had been removed due to swelling.

Angel’s family was the only ones in their town to die from the tornado. The total death toll of the tornadoes that stretched from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama and Georgia, has reached as high as 37.

As of Sunday there are no more tornado watches in the affected areas, although the National Weather Service said some places could receive a mixture of snow and rain.

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