A foster baby, Deyvion, was just a baby in a bassinet when a fire ripped through the apartment where he slept. Despite the miraculous rescue by firefighters, he was left with horrific burns all over his face.
This tough baby from Missouri embarked on a recovery journey at a special burns unit, where he fought his way back to health.
This remarkable young boy achieved all of this without the support of his family. It wasn’t until the age of 5 that Deyvion became the foster child of Beth Plunkett, a single mother of two.
“I thought he was a beautiful little boy, and I fell in love with him very quickly,” Beth said, according to WGN9 News.
“I feel everybody says, ‘Oh, he’s so lucky to have you and what you’re doing,’ but I’m, I’m just as equally lucky to have him,” she added.
After 2,545 days of waiting for a family, Deyvion was joyfully adopted by Beth.
“I want him to be, most importantly, just happy,” Beth said. “And I want him to always feel loved and to just … to have goals and like, reach them and just do amazing, amazing things. And I know, I know he will … God definitely has an awesome plan for him.”
Deyvion now receives the love he deserves not only from his new mom and siblings but also from the firefighters who rescued him, recognizing his special qualities.
Deputy Chief Eric Smith and his dedicated crew from the South Metro Fire Department in Raymore always remembered the night they rescued this extraordinary boy.
On Deyvion’s adoption day, Smith and his team presented him with a custom jacket and hat. They joyfully escorted the young boy and his mother to the court office, marking the official moment of his adoption.
Smith congratulated Deyvion with a high five, expressing his pride. He emphasized: “He’s extremely special. We don’t always understand why things happen, but we do now.”
This courageous and endearing foster baby will be forever enveloped in love, rightfully so given his bravery and resilience in the face of adversity. Stories like these, showcasing love and care, are exactly what we need to witness and share.