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Article highlights the work that Westmoreland County Children's Bureau caseworkers do every day, in assuring children’s safety while preserving and strengthening the family.
Bailey Noll hid her heroin addiction from her young son's curious eyes.
“I never let Paxton be around when I was using,” she said.
She would lock herself in her North Huntingdon bedroom to inject the drug.
One day in January last year, she didn't come out.
Her mother picked the lock with a wire hanger and found her unconscious. As she started CPR, Paxton was in the next room.
“She told him to go stand in the kitchen, stay there,” Noll said, her voice going quiet. “And he listened, thank God.”
Paramedics came. Then the police showed up.
Officers called the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau....
Photo Credit: Steph Chambers, Tribune-Review