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Five-month-old Samuel is the newest addition to the Lee family, which includes dad Ryan, mom Heidi, Ethan, 5, at left, and Nolan, 3. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Mother's Day: After accident, Lee family grateful for newborn's health

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BEMIDJI - It wasn't until Heidi Lee was able to hear his heartbeat that she was finally able to relax.

Lee, 36, was 33 weeks pregnant when she was hit head-on by an driver, allegedly drunk at the time, last Halloween afternoon.


As she awaited rescue in the moments that followed - she was pinned between the steering wheel, seat and airbags - Heidi never once felt the baby move inside her.

"I didn't think he'd probably make it," Heidi recalled.

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