Baby Jessica

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An infant whose entrapment and subsequent rescue in the public eye illustrated the difference between a multitude of 'faceless' statistical victims and a single identifiable victim, to whom seemingly everyone can ‘bond’ and have a personal interest
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In October 1987, all eyes were on the small town of Midland, Texas, where an 18-month-old girl named Jessica McClure had fallen 22 feet to the bottom of an abandoned water well.
Aged just 18 months, Jessica McClure fell down a 22-foot hole in her aunt's garden and was stuck there for 58 hours while an arduous rescue mission took place.
In 1987, a 581/2 -hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in an abandoned well.
But on the third day of Jessica McClure being stuck in the well, crane operators successfully lifted her from the ground.
Jessica McClure Morales is now a 26-year-old married woman with a child of her own, CBS 6 reported.
Jessica McClure, now a 19-year-old student wed in Midland, Texas.
Likewise, in 1987, Texans literally moved heaven and earth to free little Jessica McClure from that abandoned 30-foot well in Midland.
Thus, audiences see large numbers of stories on Jessica McClure trapped in a well or the political ramifications of President Bush vetoing a family leave bill.
In 1987, a 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22 feet down an abandoned well at a private day care center.
EVERYBODY'S BABY: THE RESCUE OF JESSICA McCLURE (1989)
In 1987, a 58-1/2-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in an abandoned well.