Nationwide — Miracle Moore, a 10-year-old girl from Jennings, Missouri, is being hailed a hero for bravely helping her pregnant mother give birth to her baby sister at home.
Viola Fair, Miracle’s 30-year-old mother, went into labor at home on October 22, apparently 3 weeks before her actual due date. She was in pain and there wasn’t enough time to take her to the hospital, so she told her daughter to call 911.
“Hi, I think my mom is in labor,” Miracle started saying to dispatcher Scott Stranghoener, according to Today.
While the paramedics are still on the way, Miracle followed all the instructions from the dispatcher and relayed them to her mother during the call which lasted nearly 11 minutes.
At one point, Miracle can be heard saying, “She’s coming! She’s coming! She’s here! … Her head is here!”
Miracle’s new sister, Jayla, came out before the paramedics came. Her mother said she was so proud of Miracle for helping her bring another miracle into their lives.
“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.”
Shortly after, paramedics arrived and brought Viola and Jayla to a hospital. Both the mother and baby were healthy.
Moreover, Miracle was recently honored in a ceremony where she was given 2 awards for bravely helping deliver her baby sister. She also received praise from the dispatcher who walked her through the steps.
“We have a set of protocols that we follow, and she followed all of my instructions to a ‘T’ and did an amazing job,” he said. “A few minutes later, we had another baby girl in the house.”
The 4th grader said she was “scared” at that time, but she also realized that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field in the future. For now, she takes on the role of being a big sister to her younger siblings Taylor and Jayla.
“She’s really cute. She doesn’t cry a lot, and I get to hold her a lot,” she said.