(WPRI) The two firefighters who helped deliver baby girl in the back of an ambulance last week were able to reunite with the family for the first time since the baby was born.
Ryan Bielawa and Camera Eames of the Attleboro Fire Department were nearing the end of their shift last Wednesday when the call came in.
Korissa Burch went into labor at her home on Peck Street just before 4 a.m. While on the way to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, which was a mile away from Burch’s home, Bielawa helped deliver the baby as Eames drove the ambulance.
“By the time we got to the hospital, he was backing in. He opened the doors and I had the baby in my hands,” Bielawa told Eyewitness News. “At that time I needed help, so he helped me cut the umbilical cord and suction the baby and she was crying and healthy. It was a good moment.”
It was the first time Bielawa and Eames had ever delivered a baby.
“I’m just so glad you were there to help me,” Burch told Bielawa and Eames.
“I’m just glad everything went as smoothly as it did,” Bielawa added.
Bielawa delivered the baby girl, named Addilynn, and was able to hold her once again on Thursday when they were reunited with Burch and Addilynn’s father, Jesse Hester.
“I was in tears, I was crying,” Hester said when he found out about Addilynn’s birth. “I was so happy.”