In a heart-wrenching incident, a newborn baby was discovered abandoned with a sorrowful note in Cameroon. The baby was found in the early hours of Thursday, May 4, 2023, beside MIDENO in Nkwen, Bamenda, North, North West region of Cameroon.
The baby was found to be in good health and was taken to the Health Centre for further care. The handwritten note left by the mother revealed that the child’s name is Michael, born on April 26th, 2023, and disclosed other details about his health status.
The mother expressed her despair and hopelessness in the note, stating that she had no choice but to abandon her baby in the hope that a good Samaritan would find him. She added that she doesn’t have the resources to care for the child and had to make the hard decision to leave him so he would have a chance at a better life.
The note read, “I am sorry I had to do this, but I am left with no choice because I want my baby to live a happy life. I have nothing and no one to help me and nothing to start up a small business that can sustain the baby and me. Please help me take good care of him, and I pray God bless you and grant your heart desire. The baby’s name is Michael, and he was born on the 26th of April 2023. He has taken his first vaccine, which is ‘BCG,’ and he is still to be circumcised. God bless you and your household. Thank you.”
The baby’s abandonment has sparked outrage and concern on social media, with many calling for the mother to be found and given the help she needs. The authorities are also investigating the incident and have urged anyone with information to come forward.
This tragic incident highlights the struggles that many mothers face in providing for their children, especially in impoverished areas. It is a reminder that we must do more to support vulnerable families and ensure that every child has a chance at a happy and healthy life.