My son was born on Christmas morning, 5 weeks early. Camicia was my Labor and Delivery Nurse and coached me so well. When my son arrived he was laid on my chest and he was struggling to breathe. He was taken away from me and whisked to NICU and put on a ventilator. As I watched my husband walk out the door with him. I begin to sob. It was very traumatic watching him struggle to breathe and I was alone, being coached to push my placenta and get stitched up. Camicia reassured me and calmed me down and encouraged me. She was supposed to get off work that morning at 7 am but she stayed with me until almost 10 am. This was Christmas morning, she had her own two kids at home waiting to open presents but she selflessly stayed with me. She waited until I got settled into my room before she hugged me goodbye. I will never forget her kindness. She looked me in the eyes and helped me refocus instead of crying. She made a huge difference in my experience. Currently, we are still here in the NICU, two weeks later and I can still hear Camicia’s encouraging words play in my head.
Camicia Evans, RN
L&D, South Florida Baptist Hospital
St. Joseph's Baptist Hospitals
Camicia looked me in the eyes and helped me refocus instead of crying.