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Toddler found in field after tornadoes dies

- Associated Press - Sunday, March 4, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Indiana toddler found in a field after Friday's violent tornadoes has died.

Fourteen-month-old Angel Babcock of New Pekin, Ind., was found after her family's mobile home was destroyed in storms that ravaged the Midwest and South and also killed her father, mother and two siblings.

When Angel arrived at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville on Friday night, she was opening her eyes - a hopeful sign, chief nursing officer Cis Gruebbel said.

Things turned on Saturday, when the swelling in her brain didn't decrease, he said. As the day went on, her eyes ceased to move, and she continued to deteriorate. There was no sign of brain activity.

Medical staff told the family there wasn't anything more they could do. With extended family gathered to say goodbye, the family ended life-support Sunday.

"Angel has been reunited with her parents," grandfather Jack Brough said in a statement. "We want to thank God for all of you and for your thoughts and prayers. God will bring you and all of us out of this. This is what it will take. All should look to God."

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