Miracle Moore is a true miracle worker after helping her mother do one of the hardest things ever: deliver a baby. Oh, and did we mention… she’s only 10 years old!
On October 22, 2022, Miracle’s mom, Viola Fair, went into labor at their Missouri home. The 30-year-old didn’t have time to make it to the hospital as the baby was coming on its own time — and fast.
“Hi, I think my mom is in labor,” Miracle told Scott Stranghoener, the dispatcher she spoke with after calling 911.
Once Miracle had Scott on the phone, he was able to guide her in doing what she needed in order to best help her mom as they waited for the ambulance to arrive. And during this 11-minute phone call, this super smart fourth-grader did just that.
“Miracle said, ‘If you don’t want to lay down, I can help you lay down,'” Viola said. “I really appreciate that, but I couldn’t get down there until it was time to deliver the baby.”
On the recorded 911 call, Viola can be heard screaming in pain as her daughter comforts her with reassuring words.
“It’s OK, Mama, it’s OK!” Miracle said before telling Scott, “I think her water broke… “
Not too long after, it was time for her little sister to make her grand entrance into the world.
“She’s coming,” Miracle yelled, urging her mom to lie down, quickly adding, “She’s here! … Her head is here.”
When Scott told Miracle that he would help her deliver the baby, her response was priceless, and one that we can only imagine any 10-year-old in the situation would have: “Huh?”
But any concerns Miracle had were put aside and, before she knew it, she was welcoming baby Jayla into her arms! Even though the situation was no doubt scary, it was all worth it for the best part: gaining a sister who, according to Miracle, is “really cute” — and we agree!
“She doesn’t cry a lot, and I get to hold her a lot,” Miracle added.
Delivering a baby is no small feat. Scott shared that there are certain protocols, and Miracle followed them very well. That included being careful to not drop her sister when she was born and safely cleaning her off until help arrived.
“She did awesome,” said Scott. “Couldn’t ask for anything better.”
Needless to say, mom couldn’t agree more.
“She was really helpful,” Fair said. “I am very thankful.”
Mom and Scott were far from the only ones impressed by this incredible kiddo’s actions — she has since received an award from the county dispatch recognizing her bravery and courage. Plus, it seems she may have discovered her calling…
“I want to be a doctor,” Miracle said, then pointed to the emergency medical technicians and added, “I want to be that kind of doctor.”
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