Sometimes we are put in the right place at the right time for a miraculous reason. For Bryant Collins, that statement hit him square between the eyes. Collins, a repairman, had been in a lot of bad situations, but this past Friday has probably been the worst.
#1 – Kalmbach Road
Bryant Collins was on Kalmbach Road when he saw something out of the corner of his eye. “I had seen something out of the corner of my eye, and I thought it was a baby. I just stopped and, when I got out, there was a baby… almost in the highway.”
#2 – 15 Month Old Girl
The baby was a 15 month old baby girl who was crawling 300 yards away from her home, through the woods. The baby was crying, and Collins went over to pick her up and calm her down the only way he knew how. He played her some gospel music.
#3 – 911
Collins then called 911 and shortly after, an emergency crew showed up. “[[it is a miracle] that a 15-month-old can go that far from her house, into the woods, fall down an embankment, wind up near a major highway, and really not get hurt that bad.”
#4 – Ex-Convict
Collins is an ex-convict who spent 10 years in prison and came out a changed man. This is just proof that there is such thing as rehabilitation in prison. He saved this baby girl. “When I was in prison, I made a very conscientious effort to change, and I did.”
#5 – Timothy Pickens
The baby’s father, Timothy Pickens was arrested. They most likely arrested the baby’s mother as well. How would such a small baby have gone missing for so long as to have crawled so far away from home without anyone noticing. This is pure negligence.
#6 – Safe And Sound
Thanks to Collins this baby girl is safe and sound. This situation could have turned out so badly had the child made it to the highway. Collins stayed and cared for the baby for two hours after finding her. He is a true hero.