On a typical drive home from work, Jim Mullens stops at a store to pick up a couple of items. A young teen mother with a baby stops him and asks if he would give her enough to buy milk for the infant.
His heart goes out to this too-young mother. She looks to be about his daughter Jillian’s age, but she’s as pale as a newly bleached sheet, and the baby is crying.
He finds out she had just given birth and had been ejected from her parents’ home. Jim dials 9-1-1 on his cell and waits with her for the emergency transport, knowing she needs to go to the hospital. The teenager, Samantha by name and Sammie by nickname, is taken to a nearby hospital.
When Jim arrives at his mother-in-law’s home to have dinner and then take his daughter home, he finds Sammie is actually a friend of Jillian’s. Details of Sammie’s situation are enough to raise Jim’s hackles. What can they do to help this young woman?
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