Baby Reunites With Deputy Who Delivered Him on Side of Road in Florida
The baby is doing well.
A Florida deputy reunited with a baby boy he helped deliver on the side of the road.
Deputy James Breslin, of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, was on his way to work earlier this month when a driver pulled up to his patrol car with a desperate look on his face.
"My wife's giving birth and the baby's head is sticking out," Breslin recalled the man telling him.
Ghita Sollazzo was in the vehicle, minutes away from giving birth, and Breslin was there to catch the newborn. While on the phone with paramedics, he helped check the baby boy, Charlie, to make sure he was doing fine.
“It was the most crazy, beautiful experience,” Breslin said.
Sollazzo said she doesn’t know what she and her husband would have done if not for Breslin. In dashcam footage captured of the birth, Sollazzo can be heard screaming and her husband, Jack, appears slightly panicked.
“I could tell it was an overwhelming situation but he was much needed," Sollazzo said.
Breslin initially met up with the new mom, father, and baby Charlie at the hospital. On Friday, the family reunited once again.
"I just feel so lucky to have been a part of this because I've never had a role in such an amazing event," Breslin said, fighting back tears.
Sollazzo said Breslin is now a member of the family. He's been dubbed "uncle Jimmy"
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