Baby who survived shooting receives community help
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The family of a baby who was shot while still inside her mother's womb has an additional reason to be grateful.
A family carrying baby supplies made their way to the Miami apartment where one-month-old Skyler Milton is staying. "I feel like I already know them, I don't feel like a stranger, and anytime that I have anything [to give them] I'll come down," said Karen Nelson.
Nelson brought several close relatives with her to visit Skyler, her father Phillip Milton and her aunt Carolyn Milton. "I was overwhelmed with the amount of gifts [when I had my baby], so I just shared them," Nelson said.
Skyler is being called a miracle baby due to the circumstances behind her premature birth. On Dec. 9, her mother, 26-year-old Tiffany Davis, was shot twice outside a convenience store on Northwest 17th Street and 2nd Court while she was eight months pregnant. Both of them survived the incident.
"She had a story to tell before she even came into the world," said Phillip when referring to the night of the shooting. "She has a lot of angels watching over her," he continued.
The Miltons immediately connected with the Nelsons. "We're like family," said Carolyn. "I appreciate [their gifts] very much," she added.
Davis is still recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She has yet to meet her newborn daughter.
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