David Caldwell was reunited with his NICU nurse Lissa McGowan, from over 30 years ago, while she was treating his newborn son Zayne.
What We Know:
- Zayne Caldwell was born on Jan. 30 premature, 10 weeks early and nurse Lissa has been caring for him since he was born.
- In addition to his son, Caldwell was also born prematurely, 6 weeks early at the exact same hospital in 1986 and cared for by nurse Lissa.
- Caldwell was flipping through his baby book to compare him and his son’s baby pictures in the NICU.
- “My baby book came apart but the photo stayed in there,” Caldwell said. He and his fiancee Renata Freydin managed to come across a picture of Caldwell and nurse Lissa McGowan the day he got discharged.
- Renata recognized nurse Lissa instantly as the nurse that’s been taking care of Zayne. “I saw the picture and I knew right away it was nurse Lissa,” Freydin said.
- The couple brought the picture to the hospital to confirm with other nurses if it was her or not and sure enough it was.
- “It’s kind of unusual having your preemie come back after 34 years but to have a dad come in and be the dad of a preemie is a whole other story,” Lissa said.
It’s amazing how one encounter that has you constantly worrisome one minute, can have you so full of joy and completely speechless the next.