A Mom Said Her Five-Week-Old Daughter Died At Home Because The Hospital Was Full To Capacity

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It’s pretty much every parent’s worst nightmare to find out that something is gravely wrong with their child. And for Tessa McAllister, the touch of her infant daughter’s cold hand made her realize that heartache was on the horizon for her family.

Just hours before that moment, though, McAllister had taken her five-week-old daughter to their family doctor, Jeffrey Hans. And although the medical professional agreed that something was wrong with the child, the mom couldn’t get the help her baby desperately needed — because the local hospital had reached capacity.

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