Miracle Moore: Missouri girl, 10, hailed 'hero' for helping mom deliver baby girl at home
ST LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI: A 10-year-old Missouri girl, Miracle Moore, has been hailed as a "local hero" for helping her mother, Viola Fair, 30, deliver a baby girl, Jayla, after she went into labor three weeks early at her home on October 23.
North County Fire & Rescue in Jennings while sharing the post on its Facebook page called it as "an absolutely, amazing, wonderful, feel-good story" for the "sheer awesomness" it unfolded into as the girl dialed 911 for help. "Hi, I think my mom is in labor," Miracle is heard saying in the recorded 911 call that lasted nearly 11 minutes, as per People.
Narrating the heartwarming events and all the instructions Miracle, the 4th grader, followed from the 911 dispatcher, Scott Stranghoener, the post further read, "Thanks to the calm, cool, and collected voice from the 9-1-1 dispatcher, Scott, with Central County Emergency 9-1-1, Miracle was able to help coach her mom through the delivery of her newest baby sister, Jayla." Miracle followed all of the instructions given to her over the phone, and when mom didn't cooperate, she broke out her own 'mom voice'!"
"Don't sit on the toilet" and "Mama, they said lay on your back in the center of the bed or on the floor." "She's crying!" Miracle told Stranghoener, as per the audio scripts of the call to 911 acquired by, Today. "It's OK, Mama, it's OK!" Miracle called out to her mother. Then to Stranghoener, "I think her water broke..." "She's coming! She's coming!" yelled Miracle, urging her mother to lie down and added, "She's here! ... Her head is here." When Stranghoener told Miracle he would help her deliver the baby, she said, "Huh?"
Miracle yelled, "She's out!" Then, as instructed, she gently wiped off her little sister Jayla's mouth and nose. "Be very careful, don't drop the baby, OK? You did a very good job," Stranghoener told Miracle, the report said.
And when Jayla arrived, Miracle was there with a towel to wipe her face, as well as to stimulate her crying and keep her warm until paramedics arrived. A few short minutes later, CHEMS and North County Fire & Rescue were on the scene to help take over and get the mother and baby to the hospital, safe and sound.
Rewarded for her courage and ability to follow careful instruction, the NCFR wrote that they surprised Miracle with a "special certificate" and other goodies, such as a pink stork pin (that EMS providers receive when helping to deliver a baby in the field), a tablet with educational games, and a journal to pen her amazing story.