A fund was set up to help the family of a baby girl born when her mother went into labor after chasing a robber who stole her chain at an ATM machine on New Year's Eve.
The family's home was also burglarized during the time the mother was recovering at the hospital.
Jackson Memorial Foundation set up the fund to help Kimberly Amparo Suarez's family. She is the first baby born at the Jackson Health System in 2012. Her mother, Ana Johana Irias, gave birth at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 1.
She had been robbed on New Year's Eve by a teenager who snatched her chain as she wait to use an ATM on the corner of NW 36th Street and 13th Ave. She got in her car and followed the robber for about a block before he ditched his bike and ran behind a nearby house. She gave chase, but lost him when he jumped a fence.
After calling police, she was asked if she needed if she wanted rescue personnel to check her condition, when they did, she was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where doctors realized she was in labor.
The baby was born with a cleft palate, and doctors will operate to fix the birth defect in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the family's apartment was burglarized and all the Christmas presents belonging to their other children were stolen. The family's rent money was also taken.
Anyone interested in making a donation can go to the Jackson Memorial Foundation website or mail a check to the foundation at Park Plaza East, Suite G, 901 NW 17th Street, Miami, Fla. 33136.