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Foster Baby Is Adopted 7 Years After Apartment Fire Left Him With Horrific Burns
A horrible tragedy struck when Deyvion was just a little baby. A terrible fire broke out in his sleep and left him with severe burns on his face with no family to help him recover… Firefighters rescued him from the fire, but he was left with horrific burns all over his face.
But wait until you see this brave boy today!
It was a miracle that this little baby boy from Missouri got through the severe burns and fought his way bravely back to health.
He did it all without the courage and love from his parents, and it wasn’t until he was 5 years old when he became a foster child to Beth Plunkett, a single mother of two.
“I thought he was a beautiful little boy, and I fell in love with him very quickly,” Beth said, as per WGN9 News.
“I feel everybody says, ‘Oh, he’s so lucky to have you and what you’re doing,’ but I’m, I’m just as equally lucky to have him,” she added.
Almost 7 years without a family, the boy from Missouri was adopted by Beth.
“I want him to be, most importantly, just happy,” Beth said. “And I want him to always feel loved and to just … to have goals and like, reach them and just do amazing, amazing things. And I know, I know he will … God definitely has an awesome plan for him.”
Not only his new mom thinks he’s special, but the firefighters who saved this young boy think he’s very special too!
Deputy Chief Eric Smith of the South Metro Fire Department in Raymore and his crew just couldn’t forgot the night they saved this young baby hero.
On the day of the adoption, Smith and the firefighters crew gave Devyion the surprise of a lifetime! They made a custom firefighter jacket for him and rode him and his mom in their truck to the court office to make the adoption official.
Smith told Deyvion how proud he’s of him: “He’s extremely special. We don’t always understand why things happen, but we do now.”
This brave young boy is surrounded by love and support of his family. He truly deserves all the happiness in the world after what’s he’s been through. We need more stories like this one!
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