JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – Not everyone can give birth, but don’t tell 10-year-old Miracle Moore about it.
Miracle lived up to her name and helped her mom, Viola Faire, deliver her baby sister, Jayla, with the help of a 911 dispatcher.
“She did a great job,” said Scott Stronghoner. “Couldn’t have wished for anything better.”
Stronghorner spoke with Miracle on the phone for 10 1/2 minutes, walking her through the Oct. 22 delivery.
Mother Miracle went into labor at their home in Jennings, Missouri. There wasn’t enough time to get to the hospital, so Miracle called 911 and watched her mom through her baby sister’s birth.
Miracle was awarded a certificate from the county dispatcher on Wednesday for her courage and bravery during the delivery. She said her favorite part of delivery is being the first person to see Jayla.
Strongehner said Miracle was calm and collected during the phone call. At one point, she could be heard telling her mom to lie down in a firm tone, which may have been the only time she ever bossed her mom around.
“Miracle said if you don’t want to go to bed, I can help you go to bed,” Fair said. “I really appreciate it, but I couldn’t go down there until it was time to have the baby.”
This experience gave Miracle a story that is already shaping her aspirations as an adult.
“I want to be a doctor,” she said. “I want to be that doctor,” she said, pointing to the emergency medical technicians.