"We have a set of protocols that we follow, and she followed all of my instructions to a ‘T’ and did an amazing job," 911 Dispatcher Scott Stranghoener said.
On October 23, at home, a 10-year-old Missouri girl called Miracle Moore came to her mother's aid when she went into labor three weeks early. North County Fire & Rescue applauded their "local hero" for calling 9-1-1 and called the account of her bravery "amazing, wonderful, feel-good" in a post on their Facebook page.
Miracle was able to help and guide her mother Viola Fair, 30, to deliver her new baby sister, Jayla, safely thanks to the assistance of "calm, cool, and collected" dispatcher Scott Stranghoener, according to the post. The responsible fourth grader actually called emergency services at her mom's insistence. In the 11-minute recorded call, the fourth-grader said to the operator, "Hi, I think my mom is in labor." Taylor, Miracle's younger sister, was also present at the scene but was too young to make the call or help.
“I learned pretty quick that we had a serious situation. We have a set of protocols that we follow, and she followed all of my instructions to a ‘T’ and did an amazing job," 911 Dispatcher Scott Stranghoener said to NBC affiliate KSDK. "A few minutes later, we had another baby girl in the house."
Per the Facebook post, Miracle broke her own "mom voice" when her mom was in too much pain to cooperate with the instructions. "Don't sit on the toilet" she commanded, followed by, "Mama, they said lay on your back in the center of the bed or on the floor!" per PEOPLE.
At just 10 years old a little girl, named Miracle, called 911 when her pregnant mom was in pain. Little did she know she’d be helping bring her baby sister into the world before that call even ended. Welcome to the world, Jayla! https://t.co/8TCSiLnlmU— WCNC Charlotte (@wcnc) November 21, 2022
Miracle was there with a towel when baby Jayla came, wiping off her face and stimulating her to cry. The responsible older sister got her new baby sister to stay warm and waited patiently until the emergency services arrived. "A few short minutes later, CHEMS and North County Fire & Rescue were on the scene to help take over and get mom and baby to the hospital, safe and sound," the post read.
“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," Fair told KSDK. "She wiped her off and rubbed her back a little bit so she could cry. So, she was really helpful. I am very thankful."
Together with the NCFR and their own hospital staff members who helped with care after delivery, Christian Hospital Emergency Medical Services and other organizations recognized the young girl on their own page as the community's hero. The NCFR shared that they presented Miracle with a "special certificate" and other gifts, including a pink stork pin—which EMS workers receive when they assist with a birth in the field-—and a tablet with educational games, along with a journal to record her incredible journey.
Cover Image Source: Facebook | North County Fire & Rescue