Dominique Green had left her two-year-old daughter in their mobile home with her grandparents.
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Aubrey Green, a 2-year-old girl, was left with her grandparents in their mobile home in Mississippi on Friday, March 24, evening. Her pregnant mom, Dominique Green, was on her way to the hospital to give birth to a baby boy. She had no idea that she would lose Aubrey and give birth to a son within just 24 hours due to the deadly tornado that ravaged her family’s neighborhood over the weekend.
When Dominique Green left her 2-year-old daughter Aubrey with her parents in their Mississippi mobile home, she didn’t know she would lose a daughter and give birth to a son within 24 hours https://t.co/fVtfEu7zZH— CNN (@CNN) March 28, 2023
Green left her two-year-old daughter in the care of the young girl’s grandparents who were also looking after three other grandchildren, 8-year-old Kaleb, 7-year-old Kelsey, and 1-year-old Kensley while their mother, Jessica Drain, was at work, reported CNN. Both moms Drain and Green had no idea that a powerful storm would strike the mobile home with their kids in the Silver City neighborhood. Little Aubrey was killed as the home was ripped apart and died from the impact.
One of her cousins, 8-year-old Kaleb, was left with a severe brain injury, according to his mother, Jessica Drain. He is on a ventilator in an intensive care unit, she said. "They told me that my son was bleeding out of his head, he was lying there, he had a seizure his eyes rolled to the back of his head,” she said, adding that she feels “pain, hurt, and frustration for not being able to get to my son or my niece in time.”
Drain started a GoFundMe to cover her child's medical expenses, which read, "On March 24 at 9:00 pm I received a phone call at work saying a Tornado hit Silver City Ms. Kaleb (my son) was injured badly. Bleeding from the head. He is on a ventilator and can't breathe on his own. One of the fingers on his left hand is broken. He suffered a severe brain injury. He was immediately rushed to the hospital in critical condition." The devastated mother said her young boy has had his first round of surgery but will require at least 3 more. He also has a long road to recovery, "If you find it in your heart and would like to donate please do so," she concluded. So far the page has raised $52,535 at the time of this publication.
https://t.co/7xa4B3tBNB— Brett Adair (@AlaStormTracker) March 29, 2023
The boy we carried out is alive! We just found out. His GoFundMe below…please consider helping this family. 😭
Drain told the outlet that Green was still in the hospital with her newborn. As for little Aubrey she is remembered as "a happy child who loved to dance and was very sweet," according to Drain’s aunt JoAnn Winston who lives next to the mobile home.
A 2-year-old girl was killed in Mississippi after a powerful tornado ravaged her family’s neighborhood over the weekend—all while her mother was in a nearby hospital, delivering a baby boy who will now never meet his older sister. https://t.co/bEufScKf87— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 28, 2023
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