On a crowded BART train stairwell, a woman went into labor 12 weeks early. She was having triplet. As she doubled over in pain, people walked by. Everyone was so caught up in their own world that they don’t even see the woman. 99% of them probably had cell phones on them. She called out for help, but no one could be bothered.
A Berkeley High School teacher was taking a break from classes and went for a walk. He came upon the woman in the stairwell. He ran to a nearby cafe and called 911. He ran back, ripped off his t-shirt, and caught the first baby as it was born.
The other two babies were delivered by c-section in the hospital. Mother and babies are doing fine, though the babies are being fed by feeding tubes.
Two days after the special delivery, Lanitta Lewis got to meet her hero, Biko Eisen-Martin. Biko also got to see the babies. Lanitta is grateful that one person stopped to help her. Who knows what would have happened if Biko hadn’t rushed over that day?
[Photograph credit: Adrian Y, www.sxc.hu]