Paramedic aids 2 births from same family 18 months apart


 
 

MARGARET RAMIREZ | | Thursday, August 20, 2009


When paramedic Jack Shafer heard the call early Monday morning to help a woman in labor in suburban Lombard, he knew the address sounded familiar.



Shafer entered the home to find that Rick Tresselt had just delivered his and wife Jennifer Stringer's third child on the family's living room floor. And Shafer recalled the connection -- only 18 months ago, he delivered the couple's second child in the back of an ambulance.



"When I got to the house, I shook my head and said, 'Not again,' " Shafer said.



Tresselt, who was still on the phone with the 911 operator who guided the delivery, was stunned to see Shafer coming through the door, ready to delivery another baby.



"You've got to be kidding me," Tresselt said. "It's the same paramedic who delivered my second child."



"He looked like a deer caught in headlights when he walked in my front door," remarked Stringer.

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