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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Helped Replace Baby Items Lost in Flood
Chelsey Dunn remembers the day she pulled up to her home in Jackson, Ky., and seeing her home being flooded with water.
“I jumped out of the car and started running through the water,” she said. It was later than normal because she was helping clients for Kentucky River Community Care, where she works, find shelter. When her husband Dexter arrived at their home, his primary concern was getting her away from the river water.
She was eight months pregnant at the time. Her home was badly damaged. They lost nearly everything they had bought for the baby except for the crib, which Dexter put on barstools so it wouldn’t be damaged before he went to help rescue elderly neighbors using kayaks to navigate the flood waters in the small town.
“At least we got all of our neighbors out and they were all safe,” Chelsey recalled.
It was only a few weeks later on August 18 that Chelsey gave birth to the baby boy, who they named River Slade in recognition of the turmoil they had been through, at Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. While “he made everything better when he got here,” Chelsey said, the couple knew they’d be without the things new parents need.
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