An 8-year-old Jazmine McEnaney from Tampa, Fla., girl helped deliver her baby brother at home while awaiting paramedics to arrive.
Krystle Garcia, Jazmine’s mother, had no signs of labor prior to her water breaking, but soon found herself in rapidly progressing labor.
The mother immediately realized this was an emergency situation and asked Jazmine to grab the cordless phone and dial 911.
Jazmine admitted to being “a little freaked out” (understandably), but luckily Emily Hall was the dispatcher that picked up the call and kept the family calm and feeling at least somewhat in control during the delivery.
Baby Joseph James Snyder arrived safely a mere 13 minutes after the 911 call had started, and it has been reported that he was born in excellent condition.
A beautiful end to the story- The dispatcher, Emily Hall, met with the family the following day in the hospital.
“Congratulations, hero,” Hall told Jazmine as she embraced her, and then added, “My little hero.”