Toddler Found In Indiana Field After Tornadoes Remains In Critical Condition

An Indiana toddler who lost both her parents and siblings when devastating tornadoes ripped through the region last week, but who herself -- miraculously -- survived, remained in critical condition Sunday.

An Indiana toddler who lost both her parents and siblings when devastating tornadoes ripped through the region last week, but who herself -- miraculously -- survived, remained in critical condition Sunday.

The little girl was found alone in a field in New Pekin. No one knew exactly how she ended up there, nor did they know at first who the toddler with blond hair and blue eyes was.

She has since been identified as Angel Babcock, the Louisville, Kentucky, Courier-Journal reported.

The newspaper, which covers parts of southern Indiana, also spoke to the girl's grandfather, Jack Brough. He said she suffered "a lot of injuries to her head," and that doctors told him "the next 24-48 hours are very critical."

"I'm just asking everyone to pray for my granddaughter and for my family," he told the Courier-Journal.

Repeated attempts by CNN to contact Brough on Sunday were unsuccessful.

The toddler's entire immediate family -- her parents, as well as her two young siblings -- were killed by the storms, authorities said.

She was first taken to Indiana's St. Vincent Salem Hospital before being flown about 35 miles southeast to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, according to Brian Rublein, a spokesman for Kosair.

The toddler remained in critical condition Sunday afternoon, Rublein said. Saturday, the hospital spokesman added that extended family members were then with the child. The hospital would not provide information about the girl's age, but Clark County Sheriff's Department Maj. Chuck Adams on Friday night gave her age as 20 months.

Those wishing to help can do so through the hospital's website, www.kosairchildrens.com, by specifying they want their donation to be directed to the girl who lost her family in the storm.

As of Sunday afternoon, authorities were reporting that at least 37 people had died as a result of the severe weather, including 20 in Kentucky and 12 in Indiana.