This nurse had taken care of him when he was born prematurely and now 30 years later they recognized each other working at the same hospital!
Nurses who care for premature babies are real angels!
Not only do they do their best to help babies overcome that difficult period in the best way, but they also offer assistance to parents who are faced with the premature birth of a child, and who naturally have a thousand fears and uncertainties.
The story we are about to tell you is one of the sweetest we've ever heard wherein a nurse discovers that a premature baby she had taken care of 30 years earlier is now a resident doctor!
Vilma Wong has been a nurse at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in California for over 30 years. She has cared for and pampered thousands of premature babies. With some of the parents she has met in the NICU ward she is still in touch, but most of the time she has completely lost sight of the babies and their families, and she does not know what happened to them.
Brandon Seminatore is instead a young pediatric resident at the same hospital where Vilma works, where among other things, he was born prematurely 29 years ago.
Vilma and Brandon met for work reasons, to get to know each other and some questions were asked, and when he gave her his full name, the name sounded familiar to Vilma. Her suspicions became even greater when he told her that he had been born in that very same hospital. Vilma remembered that she had taken care of a premature baby, long ago, with that same name. To confirm her suspicions, she asked Brandon if his father was a policeman and when he said yes, she had no longer had any doubts.
Vilma had taken care of Brandon, in his struggle for life, when he was born prematurely.
Brandon knew about Vilma, because his mother - when she had learned that Brandon had been accepted as a resident at the same hospital where he had been born - she had told him about the fantastic nurse, but he thought she had retired since the incident was now a 30-year-old memory.
Instead, to his surprise, Vilma is still there to provide care and comfort to premature babies and their families. When Brandon told his parents he had met Vilma in person, his mother told him that she had a photograph of him, as a premature baby, together with Vilma!
So it was that Brandon and Vilma decided to take an updated version of the photo, just to celebrate the fact that they had found each other after such a long time.
The story was posted on Facebook by the hospital itself, the scene of such a sweet and special story.