Miracle Moore, a 10-year-old girl from Jennings, Missouri, is being lauded as a hero for courageously assisting her pregnant mother in giving birth to her baby sister at home.
Miracle’s 30-year-old mother, Viola Fair, went into labor at home on October 22, apparently three weeks before her due date. She was in pain and didn’t have enough time to get to the hospital, so she instructed her daughter to dial 911.
“Hi, I think my mom is in labor,” Miracle started saying to dispatcher Scott Stranghoener, according to Today.
While the paramedics were still on their way, Miracle followed all of the dispatcher’s instructions and relayed them to her mother during the nearly 11-minute call.
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.”
Soon after, paramedics arrived and transported Viola and Jayla to the hospital. Both the mother and the child were fine.
Furthermore, Miracle was recently honored in a ceremony where she received two awards for bravely assisting in the delivery of her baby sister. The dispatcher who walked her through the steps also complimented her.
“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 fourth-grader admitted that she was “scared” at the time, but she also realized that she wanted to work in the medical field in the future. For the time being, she serves as 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.