Truly a Miracle – A ten-year-old girl named Miracle Moore bravely helped her mother when her water broke at home three weeks before her due date.
On October 23, Voila Fair, a thirty-year-old mom from Jennings, Missouri, went into labor and was in severe pain when her little daughter came to her rescue and saved her life.
The fourth grader immediately called 911 and was connected with dispatcher Scott Stranghoener.
Miracle’s recorded call was played in last Thursday’s episode of Today Show with Hoda Kotb.
“Hi, I think my mom is in labor,” she told the 911 officer.
According to Daily Mail, “Miracle unlocked the front door for the emergency responders and stayed on the phone with Stranghoener for nearly 11 minutes as she waited for the ambulance to arrive.”
“She calmly followed his instructions and explained to her mother that she needed to lie down on her back in the center of a bed or on the floor. Stranghoener advised the little girl to grab towels or blankets and place them underneath her mom’s body because she was struggling to lie down.”
While Miracle followed Stranhoener’s instructions, her mother, Voila, could be heard screaming in the back as she was in a lot of pain.
“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,'” wrote North County Fire & Rescue on their official Facebook page.
When the dispatcher told Moore that she had to help her mom deliver the baby, she replied, “Huh?” and followed his instructions a little more carefully after that.
“It’s OK, Mama, it’s OK!” she cried, soothing her mother, then “She’s out! She’s out!” she said trying to appease her mom.
Little baby Jayla arrived a few minutes later, and “Miracle was there with a towel to wipe off her face and help stimulate her to cry and keep her warm until paramedics arrived,” wrote NCFR. “Soon the paramedics arrived and helped take over and brought mom and baby right to the hospital ‘safe and sound.’”
“Miracle also made sure the umbilical cord was not wrapped around her baby sister’s neck before she wrapped her in a clean towel and covered her head per the dispatcher’s instructions,” quoted Daily Mail.
The family was taken to the Christian Hospital Emergency Medical Services, where the NCFR joined the hospital management, and together they all celebrated Miracle as a ‘hero.’
“Tonight we celebrated our local HERO! She earned a special certificate and a personalized shirt from CCE911, a pink stork pin (that EMS providers typically receive after delivering a baby in the field) and another special certificate from CHEMS, and from NCFR she received a tablet loaded with educational games and a special journal to document all the amazing things she has done and will do!”
NCFR’s post continued, “Baby also received some gifts! A personalized onsie, a new outfit and a pack’n’play! We would be remiss if we didn’t mention another important person to this story…Taylor! Taylor is now a big sister herself! She was also bestowed with some great gifts!
Speaking to NBC news affiliate KSDK, the dispatcher, Stranghoener, said he was highly impressed by Miracle and her courage with which she did everything so smoothly.
“I learned pretty quick that we had a serious situation,” he said. “We have a set of protocols that we follow, and she followed all of my instructions to a “T” and did an amazing job.”
Speaking to the News Station, Voila said that she was so proud of her elder daughter and the bravery she showed that day; otherwise things could have gone south.
“It was definitely a miracle because once I had the baby, she came out, I couldn’t really grab her and pick her up and then Miracle came and she wrapped her up in a towel,” the Missouri mom recalled. “She wiped her off and rubbed her back a little bit so she could cry. So, she was really helpful. I am very thankful.”
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