We’re always amazed by those people we run into that we haven’t seen in years; it’s a true delight to be reminded of happy memories from years ago.
For one critical care nurse she didn’t realize who she was working alongside until she saw his name and was instantly transported back 28 years to a baby she had cared for.
Intensive care nurse Vilma Wong was introduced to a new doctor on her ward and recognized his name. The 54-year-old got talking to Brandon Seminatore and discovered they both worked at the hospital the 32-year-old doctor was born in.
Brandon was born at the Californian hospital where Vilma had been a nurse for 32 years. He was born 26 weeks premature and Vilma had taken care of him.
Brandon, who is specializing in child neurology, even had a picture of the two taken when he was a baby, according to Metro News.
“I got very suspicious because I remember being the primary nurse to a baby with the same last name,” Vilma said.
“I asked him if his dad was a police officer and there was a big silence and then he asked me if I was Vilma.
‘I was in shock initially’
“Apparently, his mother asked him to look for nurse Vilma in the NICU, but he told his mom that I had probably retired by now.
“I was in shock initially but overjoyed to know that I took care of him almost 30 years ago and now he’s as a pediatric resident to the same population he was part of when he was born.”
Brandon described meeting Vilma as a “surreal experience.”
He added: “I’ve come full circle and I’m taking care of babies with the nurse who took care of me. Not all of us will get the chance to see our patients grow up, and I was so happy to be able to share that moment with her.”
What a great reward for this nurse’s three-decade career of caring for people. Please share if you too were cheered by this story.