Mom 'Baby Jessica' Nears $1M Payday for Well Accident

Doesn't recall ordeal; has baby of her own
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2007 3:24 AM CDT
Mom 'Baby Jessica' Nears $1M Payday for Well Accident
Jessica McClure, who gained national attention as a young girl trapped in a well, is now a grown woman with a son of her own.   (Associated Press)

Baby Jessica—the one who fell down a well 20 years ago and captured the world's attention—is now 21, married and the mother of a year-old son in a small Texas town. This week's anniversary of the accident passed with little fanfare, but in a little over three years, the donations she received as a baby will mature into a payout worth at least $1 million.

She reportedly plans to put the money into a fund for her son. Jessica McClure was 18 months old when she tumbled into a well and was wedged for more than two days before her rescue. She has no memory of the ordeal or several surgeries that followed. "At the end of the day, she went through a lot and was loved by millions," said her dad. (Read more Baby Jessica stories.)

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