Trapped Chilean Miner’s Baby Girl Named Hope

September 15, 2010

(ChattahBox World News)—Life literally, does go on. One of the 33 trapped Chilean miners, is the proud parent of a new baby girl. Both mother and child are doing well. And the miner, Ariel Ticona, who has been trapped half a mile underground in a collapsed gold and silver mine, since August 5, asked his wife to name his daughter Esperanza, the Spanish word for hope.

Chilean officials, despite having promising rescue plans, dubbed Plan A, B and C, do not expect to reach the miners until Christmas.

Ticona was not able to attend the birth of his daughter Hope. But his wife, Elizabeth Segovia videotaped the delivery for her trapped husband to watch underground.

“She said they had first planned on naming their daughter Carolina, but then decided to change it to Esperanza, after the camp at the mine head where many of the families have been living since the collapse occurred.”

The miners were recently provided with electric lighting to add some cheer to their dark cavern, as well as two packs of cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine cravings.


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