Cousins of 2-year-old that fell into hole at Lou. park describe rescue


by Alex Schuman

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 15 at 6:25 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two-year-old Myahana Moore’s mother is getting all kinds of calls from national news organizations after the accident.  She’s still shaken and not ready to talk.  Two of her cousins gave us an update on what Myahana had to say about her fall.

"When they brought her up the first thing she said was, ‘Look at all the red fire trucks,’” Michelle Powell, mother’s cousin, said.

Moore quickly turned back into her energetic, talkative self after being brought up from the hole in Russell Lee Park.

"She said, ‘I touched the Earth,’” Danielle Ruffin-Haggard, also a cousin of Myahana’s mother, said.

A doctor examined the 2-year-old again on Friday, Sept. 13, and she is doing just fine.  Her family is still shaken and stressed.

"She thought her baby was gone.  And she was like, ‘By the Grace of God she's still here," Powell said.

They now want to know why this had to happen, and why no one responded to the coaches' complaints about the park over the years.

Metro Parks filled several holes on Friday, and told WHAS11 they never received any complaints.  

The family hopes their crisis will push Metro Parks to keep checking, and filling other holes; protecting not just Myahana, but everyone's children.

"Thank you Myahana, and I told her, ‘You know, you're a blessing.  You may have just saved someone else's life,’” Ruffin-Haggard said.