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Must Read Today: Tales of Super Strength and Heroic Acts
  • Small miracles and real superheroes don't come by every day. But when they do happen it does make you feel that everything is right again in this world. Here are two amazing stories about the strength of super moms, one story about a heroic act for super mom.

    Pregnant doctor delivers patient's baby minutes before she gives birth
    Ob-gyn Dr. Amanda Hess of Frankfort, in Kentucky, is no stranger to the high-adrenaline environment in the delivery room -- she has delivered a lot of babies. But we don't think she ever imagined she would be delivering a baby before she gives birth herself. 

    Dr. Hess was getting into her hospital gown to prep for induction and delivery when she heard a woman, Leah Halliday Johnson, screaming in the labor room. She was fully dilated, and her baby was in distress. And though her doctor was on his way, Dr. Hess answered the call of duty, so to speak.  


    "I just put on another gown to cover up my backside and put on some boots over my shoes, to keep from getting any fluid and all that stuff on me, and went down to her room," Dr. Hess told WKYT. After delivering Halliday Johnson's baby, she promptly delivered her own and second baby, a healthy baby girl, Ellen Joyce.

    "I love doing what I do. I love taking care of mothers and babies and really a lot of doctors are always thinking of their patients even when they're a patient themselves," said Dr. Hess. Talk about a Super Doctor Mom.  

    Mom of eight breaks record for running a marathon with triple stroller 
    Mom of eight (yes, eight!) Theresa Marie Pitts of Kalispell in Montana set a new record after running the Missoula Marathon while pushing three of her kids in a 150-pound triple stroller. It was her first 262-mile-long marathon. 

    With her kids Evan, 4; Anders, 2; and Avi, 5 months, in the stroller, Pitts finished the marathon in four hours, 25 minutes and 37 seconds, breaking the Guinness World Record by nearly five minutes. "To survive the whole thing, I knew I had to keep a very steady pace," Pitts, who started out slow, told Runners World.

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    The super marathon mom stopped twice along the course to buckle Anders back into his seat and to hug and burp daughter Avi. Pitts said she struggled at around mile 20 but though she was exhausted and in pain, she dug deep and helped a fellow runner. "The more I encouraged him, the more inspired I felt myself," Pitts said.

    When she crossed the finish line, Pitts described the moment as a mix of excitement, relief, joy, and disbelief. "I just went out with the attitude that I’m going to the best I can do and have fun. And with that positive outlook, things turned out great. I surprised myself with the result," said Pitts. 

    Jollibee delivery man comes to mom of sick child's aid
    Shishi Cruz De Leon had read the story of a Jollibee delivery guy who, along with a customer's fast food order, arrived with paracetamol after the customer's pakiusap. Now Shishi was hoping it could happen to her and her daughter Gabby. Her 1-year-old girl was sick, and they ran out of medicine drops. Shishi couldn't go out because no one there was no one to take care of Gabby. 

    "Nag order ako online [sa Jollibee and] then nilagay ko sa 'remarks' na kung pwede magpabili ng Tempra drops para sa one-year-old baby ko. Hindi na 'ko umaasa na pagbibigyan ako kasi wala akong nareceive na confirmation email sa order ko," Shishi Shared on Facebook. More than 20 mninutes hasve passed and still no email. 


    When Jollibee delivery man, Aaron Santiago, knocked on her door with her order and the fever medicine, Shishi was overwhelmed with emotions. "Naiiyak talaga 'ko pagkakita ko non kasi hindi ko in-expect na pagbibigyan ako," Shishi said. "Hindi sya nanghingi ng kahit anong kapalit...Sabi niya, sulatan ko na lang ng commendation yung likod ng resibo," she added. 

    Thanks, Aaron, for helping a mom in need! 

    [h/t: Popsugar, Babble, Facebook]

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