Baby who was born the size of one’s palm would’ve died. 4 years later he surprises his savior nurse! Baby who was born the size of one’s palm would’ve died. 4 years later he surprises his savior nurse!
During hard times, sometimes we come across a special person—a guardian angel almost—a person who gives us strength in our darkest hour and helps... Baby who was born the size of one’s palm would’ve died. 4 years later he surprises his savior nurse!

During hard times, sometimes we come across a special person—a guardian angel almost—a person who gives us strength in our darkest hour and helps us stand up again. This couple met one such person, a nurse, just as their lives seemed to be falling apart. 

Sarah and Trevor Topilko from Edmonton, Canada, couldn’t wait to start a family, and were both overjoyed when they learned that Sarah was expecting.

However, joy turned to horror when Sarah was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a life-threatening pregnancy complication. When Sarah’s organs started failing, she was rushed to intensive care for surgery in order to save both her and her baby’s life.

At just 27 weeks into her term, baby Connor was born, weighing a mere 2 pounds, 1 ounce (around 900 g), small enough to fit in the palm of a hand

Having survived the ordeal, Sarah saw her baby for the first time and was overcome with emotion.

“They wheeled me up in my wheelchair and I was still very weak. I finally stood up and saw him in the isolette. My knees just dropped out from underneath me,” Sarah says. “Luckily, the nurse had the wheelchair underneath me.”

The nurse who had caught Sarah’s fall was Gwenn O’Neill of the Royal Alexandra Hospital neonatal intensive care unit, who had been part of the whole process of the baby’s 65-day recovery.

Sarah says that nurse O’Neill had been a life-saver throughout the stressful ordeal.

She had knitted tiny baby clothes for Connor herself, even taking the time to make holes in the baby’s clothes for all of Connor’s tubes.

“It was probably the most wonderful gift anyone could have given me,” Sarah told Alberta Health Services.

Two weeks after Connor was born, Sarah and Trevor’s wedding anniversary came up. Sarah and her husband were hardly able to think about that, as Connor required their full attention. Nurse O’Neill once again saved the day, offering to look after the child, while giving the couple a break, so that they could go out and celebrate their special day together.

Two months later, Connor was released from the hospital.

Now, at the age of four, Connor is as healthy as any other child his age.

Nurse O’Neill played such a critical role in their lives that the family decided to thank her again with a bouquet of flowers and a box of delicious chocolates that weighed exactly 2 pounds, 1 ounce!

Watch the family meet Nurse O’Neill, who has so touched their lives, in a special visit:

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  • Mimie Balogun

    2017-09-06 #1 Author

    god his merciful,he sent her down here for a purpose she will fulfill it in jesus name .amen

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  • Laureen Meraicy

    2017-09-06 #2 Author

    Amen

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  • Blessing Blessingbaby

    2017-09-06 #3 Author

    She will not die in jesus name amen

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  • Ciara

    2017-09-06 #4 Author

    So sweet❤️ SHE IS A BLESSING

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  • Tequila Moss

    2017-09-06 #5 Author

    Wow aint God good..

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  • Wanda

    2017-09-06 #6 Author

    Amen god is good

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  • Chloe Kimble

    2017-09-06 #7 Author

    My niece was born very small as well and was in this same situation thank God for nurses like them to be so adamant about their job to save those babies lives!

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  • Mary Jaine

    2017-09-07 #8 Author

    GOD is good all the time. God bless you baby 😇🙏

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  • Cristina Marie Yap

    2017-09-07 #9 Author

    This baby is very lucky. God Bless You. I’ve been in almost the same situation about a year ago. I gave birth to a 33 weeks baby girl last November 7, 2017. She’s just 1.55 kilos at that time. She’s very tiny and fragile. It was a stressful rollercoaster ride. She had pneumonia, jaundice, cannot poops, pda (heart) did not close and has G6PD deficiency. But we were able to overcome all of those. Thank you for all the love and prayers.

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  • Jemina Pangan

    2017-09-08 #10 Author

    She’s an Angel sent from above to help other little angels too! 😍❤️

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  • Joana marie landingin

    2017-09-08 #11 Author

    This baby is very lucky… And she’s a blessing… 💋💋

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  • Takeseia Walls

    2017-09-08 #12 Author

    That is such a sweet & thoughtful thing to do she has a heart of gold 😊

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