You never realise how the small world is until you find out that your new colleague is actually the baby you treated 28 years ago.
While most of us haven’t experienced that, that’s exactly what happened to intensive care nurse Vilma Wong.
The 54-year-old was shocked to learn that the new doctor on the block, Brandon Seminatore, was in fact a baby she nursed when he was born.
Vilma has been working in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California for 32 years.
When she saw the young doctor’s name, she instantly recognised it but could not place where she’d seen it before.
‘I never expected to meet a provider who took care of me when I was a baby.
‘I’ve come full circle and I’m taking care of babies with the nurse who took care of me. »