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Barbara Jones wheeled herself into the shade of a Harlem building to escape the sweltering sun -- only to have a toddler drop into her lap.

Two-year-old Adonis Gomez fell from an open third-floor window Tuesday and lived because of Jones, the Daily News reported today.

Ms. Jones, 31, who uses a wheelchair after having suffering three strokes, said the falling boy glanced off the left side of her face, rolled across her lap past her knees and fell hard to the pavement.

Bruised and bleeding, Adonis was reported in critical condition. Ms. Jones suffered a only bruise near her left eye.

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