Baby Jessica Turns 25, Gains Access to Trust Fund

Friday, Mar 25, 2011  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
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Baby Jessica Turns 25, Gets Trust Fund

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Baby Jessica is all grown up. She's Momma Jessica now.

The toddler who tumbled down an abandoned water well and got trapped more than two decades ago turns 25 on Saturday, a milestone that gives her access to a trust fund of up to $800,000 donated by thousands of sympathetic strangers who spent 2½ days glued to the television until she was free.

Jessica McClure Morales is now a contented stay-at-home mother of two, and her youngest is 18 months old -- the same age she was when her accident drew the eyes of the world to this oil-patch city.

Morales lives less than two miles from the site of the 1987 rescue, but has no memory of being wedged in the pipe.

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