Pinoy nurse helps deliver a healthy baby boy mid-flight
Aileen Cerrudo • July 11, 2019 • 1176
A Facebook post went viral about a Filipino nurse who helped deliver a healthy baby boy in the middle of a flight on Tuesday (July 9).
“Many people think that what I did was a heroic act. But I only did what a nurse should do when they are in a situation like this,” according to Francis Dominic Mendoza, 25 years old.
Francis was on a flight en route to Manila. He was on his way home after working as a nurse in Ireland for a year.
He noticed a commotion after a pregnant woman, 37 weeks in, went into labor. There was no medical doctor on the plane, so they had to improvise medical tools and prepared the first aid kit.
The delivery was successful. The flight had to make an emergency landing in Thailand to makes sure the mother and her son are in a safe condition.
“I have never been so happy and fulfilled as a nurse! Assisting this woman who bravely delivered a healthy baby boy inside the plane while we were in the middle of the flight was just so AMAZING. Nothing more!” according to Francis.—AAC
“Kindness is not lost,” ÅcdhiRr Ailnv Diaz wrote on his Facebook post.
His post went viral with 197,000 reactions and 50,000 shares after he shared a story of a man suffering from Leukemia.
In his post, Diaz said he saw a man getting wheeled in by guards inside the train. He noticed that the guy was in pain whenever the train moves.
Another passenger approached the guy.
“In a weak voice he was apologetic thinking he was causing an odd scene, or causing discomfort by his presence,” Diaz said.
Later they found out the guy has stage 3 Leukemia. He was on his way to seek help from a media company to pay for his medical examination.
Passengers from that part of the train began chipping in P100 pesos.
“Before we reached the next station he had enough money for the lab test he needed, plus food and fare. The guys at the back called for a guard for assistance so he could go back to MaDocs [Manila Doctors Hospital],” Diaz recalled.
However, some netizens are claiming the guy was a fake and was only doing it for the money.
According to some netizens, the guy’s Leukemia story was just a fabrication and is only a part of his ‘budol-budol’ scheme. One netizen recalled a similar story.
But according to Diaz, he doesn’t have the capability to further investigate on the matter. He was just sharing what he saw and experienced.
“What I believe I shared was my experience of #Bayanihan, of people coming together to help someone in need. That is all I can say about that,” Diaz said.—AAC
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