Nurse discovers her Colleague was a Preemie she Cared for in 1990 ❤

Leslie Hanson
September 5, 2018

She told the paper she loves her job and has no plans of retiring.

Vilma Wong, a nurse at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, recently crossed paths with Brandon Seminatore, a medical resident at the hospital who's training to be a child neurologist.

The nurse said that last name sounded familiar. "I then got very suspicious because I remember being the primary nurse to a baby with the same last name", she added.

She remembered caring for a baby with the same name whose father was a police officer, The East Bay Times reported.

Brandon Inseminator was born 28 years ago and weighed just 2.3 pounds (1 kg). "I've come full-circle and I'm taking care of babies with the nurse that took care of me".

Hospital Lucile Packard Children's Hospital chose to publish on his page in Facebook unique story of the reunification of Wilma and Brandon.


"A chance encounter at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford has led to a heart warming reunion between nurse and patient", the page stated. And there was a big silence.

Seminatore had done a similar month-long stint in the unit past year without realizing the nurses from his infancy both still worked there.

"She cares deeply for her patients, to the point that she was able to remember a patient's name nearly three decades later, " Seminatore added.

"I needed an incubator to keep me warm, a ventilator to help me breath, and had near endless pokes and prods to make sure I was healthy and growing appropriately", Seminatore said in the statement. "Meeting Vilma was a surreal experience", Seminatore said.

Once Seminatore realized he had found Wong, he immediately texted his parents. Seminatore, a second-year pediatric resident completing a child neurology residency at Stanford University, had joined Wong's team, according to the statement from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. It didn't take long for his dad, retired San Jose police officer David Seminatore, to retrieve an old family photo album and find a picture of Wong cradling Seminatore on her lap.

Seminatore said his own history in the hospital may have been a factor in his decision to become a doctor. "Vilma was his primary care nurse". For Wong, heartwarming interactions like this are "kind of like your reward" for being a caregiver.

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