Baby Left In Dumpster 20 Years Ago Finally Meets Rescuer


Construction worker found newborn in a garbage bag in the dumpster.

Morgan Hill knew she was adopted, but she didn’t know the details until two years ago, when she turned 18 and her adoptive mother handed her a binder with all the newspaper clippings of when her story was in the news headlines across Chicago.

In October 1995, a construction worker went to throw something in a dumpster and heard a whimper.  Inside a white kitchen trash bag that was double knotted, he found the healthy newborn baby girl.

The baby was taken to a nearby hospital, where the nurses named her Mary Grace.   Later she was adopted and her name became Morgan Hill.

After learning her own story, she set out trying to find the construction worker who saved her, but with no luck.   Finally, local news media KSHB was able to find him, and surprised Morgan by having the man, Gerald Rocky Hyatt to come visit her on April 20th.

Morgan as a baby with construction worker who saved her, and nurses.

Morgan as a baby with construction worker who saved her, and nurses.

As the news reporter kept her distracted talking about her story, Mr. Hyatt walked into her home behind her.

“I broke into tears and the first thing I said was, ‘Thank you,’” Hill said. “He said to me, ‘Baby girl, you are so loved.’”

Morgan Hill said she’s not only grateful to Hyatt for saving her life, but she hopes her story will help save others.

“I could not thank him enough,” Hill said. “He gave me a chance to live a second life. Because if he didn’t find me, I would not be here to help others and show soon-to-be mothers that there are so many options out there and you don’t have to throw your baby away.”

Morgan's adoptive mother, Sandi Hill.

Morgan’s adoptive mother, Sandi Hill.

Hill’s adoptive mother, Sandi Hill, credits Hyatt with making it possible for her to have the daughter she’d always wanted.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mrs. Hill.

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