Alicia Haynes mentioned she’s feeling grateful to those that helped her get to the hospital simply in time.
SUMTER, S.C. — A Sumter mom is again at residence protected after practically going into labor at an space enterprise.
At present, she’s feeling grateful to those that helped her get to the hospital simply in time.
Her identify is Alicia Haynes.
Regardless of having greater than a month left earlier than time to ship her son, she mentioned she began feeling sick whereas residence together with her daughter.
“I used to be having contractions,” she mentioned. “My husband was at work on the time and it was solely me and my child.”
So, she hopped in her automobile and headed to the hospital, however earlier than she may make it, discomfort prompted her to cease.
“I used to be like, oh my goodness, it seems like I’m going to vomit,” Haynes mentioned. “So, I pulled over after which every little thing went haywire.”
She stopped close to a Firestone automobile restore firm on the town – her daughter within the backseat and child Ethan nonetheless on the best way.
That’s when a fearful scenario, was one in every of calm as one-by-one folks saved coming to assist.
“One gentleman, I seen that got here from out of Firestone, and he assisted me and informed me there was some officers down the highway and he was going to go get them,” Haynes mentioned.
Sumter Police Officer Kevin “Lee” Sargent was the person he discovered.
“This gentleman pulled up and mentioned that there was a woman having contractions,” Officer Sargent mentioned. “I used to be nervous developing as a result of I didn’t know what I used to be coming into. I didn’t know if she was going to be in labor.”
He did what he may, as extra folks joined within the effort.
Subsequent got here Lt. David Capell, Sgt. Steven Miller, EMS and even a few of her coworkers, every comforting her daughter and serving to her.
“All people has an obligation and a calling and these officers, they actually stepped in and, I don’t know if they’ve children or not, however they actually helped my daughter,” Haynes mentioned. “They received me to the hospital in time that they had been capable of cease labor.”
Haynes reached out to News19 to attempt to meet a number of the individuals who helped.
On Wednesday, she had the possibility to say thanks to every of the officers.
“You guys have a calling to do what you do, so I actually respect it,” Haynes mentioned to the boys.
“There’s nothing that you just’re actually skilled for that prepares you precisely for one thing like this,” Lt. Capell mentioned. “It’s a calling and I believe every one in every of us are on this to assist folks and that is a kind of conditions the place we discovered a younger woman who was in want and we had been capable of present her with the correct medical consideration that she wanted and we had been pleased to have the ability to do this.”
Now, she waits till it’s actually time for child Ethan to come back residence.