COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs on Monday hosted a baby shower for a newborn boy after someone stole his parents car just hours before his birth.
Jude’s mother, Serena, went into labor Sunday morning and his father Pfc. Primo Paragas was worried about her slipping on ice. He pulled the car near their apartment and left it running while he went inside to help his wife to the car.
“We’re on our way out the door, I went to open the door for her and my car was gone,” Paragas said. “It was just the most awful feeling.”
Not only was the car gone, but it was full of new things for the baby, including a car seat.
An ambulance came for Serena while her husband stayed behind to fill out the police report.
The couple’s computer and camera were also in the car — both filled with memories of their recent wedding.
Firefighters and the Army Wives Club of Fort Carson helped collect all kinds of items for the family on Monday.
“Hundreds of e-mails and calls then we got all these diapers, car seat, digital camera, and everything that was stolen,” Candice Demers with the Army Wives Club of Fort Carson said
“This is just unbelievable, phenomenal, and surprising,” Paragas said.
The stolen car was found Monday, but everything inside was gone.