We all know that the primary role of a nurse is to take care of the patients. Although a nurse’s duty is make the lives of patients comfortable and help out doctors – hospitals have a strict policy concerning relationships with patients. This nurse from Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida went beyond the call of duty and decided to do something right for these kids.
According to a report by ABC News, an abandoned, maltreated and malnurished 14-month-old baby girl named Delilah was admitted at her hospital last March 2017. Jess Hamm, one of the nurses who happened to be on shift during that time witnessed the unfortunate state of the baby. Based on the report, baby Delilah suffered from several injuries in the body and weighed at a terrifying 11 pounds.
Rather than simply doing her job in the pediatric intensive care unit of the hospital, Jess decided to stand for what was right. The kind nurse decided to adopt the unloved baby.
In an interview with ABC News, Jess recounted the very memorable moment when she first saw Delilah.
“She was just the most adorable baby I’ve ever seen.”
“She was just skin and bones and when I held her hand, I just looked into her eyes and then it was like… she needed me.”
“The only way that I could describe her is love.”
Jess then processed the necessary documents for the legal adoption of the baby. When she spoke with the caseworker however, she found out that Delilah had a twin sister named Caroline. Just like her sister, she was also admitted to the hospital.
That’s when Jess decided to adopt both Delilah and Caroline. The kind 30-year old nurse was confident that she can give the twins a brighter future.
“I’ve always wanted to have a family. I’ve always wanted to be a mother.”
“There’s nothing more than I wanna do than be these girls mother,” she added.
Watch her inspiring story below:
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