El Paso, Texas-- Exactly one week ago today on Mother’s Day, Firefighters Bernardo Rodriguez, Josue Reyna and Sebastian Henry were called out to a northeast Circle K for a possible child birth.
“We went in and there seemed to be a lot of obvious pain and distress so we tried calming her down a little bit and eventually started getting her on the ambulance," said firefighter Bernardo Rodriguez. "And at that point we were preparing for an imminent delivery.”
Weighing at 4 lbs and 14 ounces, Paisley Jay Bull was delivered nearly six weeks early in the elevators of University Medical Center.
The surprise delivery happened so quickly that Kayla was unable to personally thank the firefighters, but hours after our story aired we were able to find the crew and Kayla and Camiran were able to personally thank them with a special card.
“I never meant for it to be blown out of proportion I just wanted to be able to tell you guys thank you," said Kayla as she greeted two out of the three firefighters that helped her during her surprise delivery.
“We appreciate them coming. It’s always nice to know that you are appreciated," said Firefighter Josue Reyna. "We're just doing our job and we wouldn't do it any differently if it was any other patient. We like to treat people as if they were our own family members.”
Firefighter Sebastian Henry stood with Kayla through her elevator pregnancy. He is currently on military leave so Kayla was not able to meet him, but she was still thankful to meet the rest of the firefighters who helped her during a scary situation.
"They just made sure everything was fine. They calmed me down when I was scared and I just wanted to be able to say thank you to them,” said Mott.
For the EMTs at Fire Station No. 23, being thanked for a job they enjoy doing everyday is something they appreciate hearing.
“It made us feel really good to hear that and just to acknowledge what we do everyday is noticed,” said Rodriguez.
Mott and Bull are hoping to take their newborn baby girl back home to Midland within the next few days. This surprise experience is something they will be telling their daughter for years to come.