A Nurse Realized She Cared For Fellow Doctor As A Baby In NICU

Behold a beautiful story that will warm your heart: 

A neonatal intensive care nurse at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto realized a pediatric resident (future doctor)she’s working alongside was once one of her patients. 

Vilma Wong, 54, asked Dr. Brandon Seminatore his name when he first began working on her team, and she actually remembered his name 28 years later! 

Her story went viral after the touching story made it's way around Facebook. 

In an interview with Mercury News, Vilma said “I then got very suspicious because I remember being the primary nurse to a baby with the same last name. I kept asking where he was from and he told me that he was from San Jose, California, and that, as a matter of fact, he was a premature baby born at our hospital. I then got very suspicious because I remember being the primary nurse to a baby with the same last name." First and foremost, can you believe she remembered that name nearly 30 years later?

Check out the viral Facebook post below: 


The longtime nurse explained how she confirmed he was the same baby: “To confirm my suspicion, I asked him if his dad was a police officer. And there was a big silence. Then he asked me if I was Vilma. I said yes!”


Per a statement from the hospital, Seminatore was born at just under 2.5 pounds in 1990 and spent 40 days in the NICU unit, where he now knows Wong was among the team that helped keep him alive.

Meeting Vilma was a surreal experience,” Seminatore said. “I’ve come full circle and I’m taking care of babies with the nurse that took care of me.

This is truly one of the best stories I have heard in a very long time! WOW, 28 years later is a long time, so for both of them to remember each other is something so beautiful. 

I'd love to hear what you guys think about this story! 

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