Sydney Moore, a mother in Clarksville, Tennessee, experienced the miraculous survival of her two young children during a tornado. On December 9, as the tornado struck, Moore shielded her one-year-old son while her four-month-old baby, in a bassinet, was lifted into the air.
Her boyfriend, the infants’ father, tried to hold onto the bassinet but ended up being thrown and injured, suffering a broken arm and shoulder. After the tornado, the parents feared the worst for the baby, who was missing.
However, they later found him uninjured except for a small cut, in a downed tree that resembled a cradle. The family lost their home, belongings, and an uninsured car in the disaster.
Sydney’s sister, Caitlyn Moore, initiated a successful GoFundMe campaign to support them. The tornado, part of a larger storm, caused fatalities and damage in Clarksville and Nashville, with several churches, including Red River Assembly of God, engaging in rebuilding and recovery efforts.
Josh Shepherd reports on The Roys Report:
“He was just holding on to the bassinet the whole time, and they went into circles, he said, and then they got thrown,” Moore said to the Associated Press. Her boyfriend ended up suffering a broken arm and shoulder.
But, even worse, once the tornado had passed, the mom and dad could not find the baby.
“I was pretty sure he was dead and we weren’t going to find him,” Moore said to local television stations while choking back tears. “But he’s here, and that’s by the grace of God.”
The parents and emergency personnel found the boy in a downed tree, Moore describing where they found him like “a cradle made out of branches.”
The baby had no injuries except for a small cut on his forehead.
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