Baby Named for Paramedics Who Saved Him

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A baby boy born prematurely in the back of an ambulance has been named in honor of the Southern California paramedics who saved his life.

U-T San Diego reports the new parents brought the 2-month-old baby to an Oceanside fire station Monday to announce the honor.

The mother, 37-year-old Melissa Wells-Pestana, went into labor seven weeks early, and the baby wasn't breathing and had no pulse after he was born. Rescuers gave the baby CPR as the ambulance raced about 4½ miles to the hospital.

The parents honored the fire crew by naming the child Zavier Stephan Morgan Pestana, with the middle names coming from firefighter-paramedic Steven Choi and fire Capt. Glen Morgan.

The newspaper reports Zavier slept through most of his visit to the fire station.


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