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Toddler survives 14-foot fall from window

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You'd need a crow bar to pry 2-year-old Ashton Horgan from his mother's arms these days.

It's been nearly 2 weeks since Ashton fell out of a second story window, and now neither him or his siblings have any play time without their mother more than an arms length away.

"I went up there that morning and locked it. I could barley pull down the locks," said Brooklyn Horgan. "I have no idea how they got it open. No idea."

The window she knows she locked is in the kids' playroom.

Brooklyn was nursing 10-month-old Gracelyn when the two boys ran up the stairs and into the playroom. Brooklyn says they were alone for at the very most five minutes. When she yelled for them to come down, only 3-year-old Boston came down.

"He kind of had a sick look on his face, I just new something was wrong," Brooklyn said. "The window was open even know I know I locked it that morning, the screen was out and I looked down and he was down on the ground looking up at me."

She screamed and a neighbor came to help and it was only a few minutes before Ashton was on his way to the hospital bruised and broken – but alive.

Ashton spend three days and two nights at Children's Hospital. He ended up with five fractures, mostly to his skull, but no permanent injuries.

The one thing that will likely be permanent is the memory of that day – even at two – of falling 14 feet from a window to the concrete.

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