When Saraelisa Putnam unexpectedly got custody of her grandbaby Isabella, the Henrico, VA, resident realized she was short of supplies. So desperately short, in fact, that the new grandmother had to resort to rummaging through a box of donated baby clothes at the Henrico Doctor's Hospital where she works as a nurse. That's when fellow nurse Pam Medina caught her--and decided to do something radical.
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"I told her I would find what she needed," Medina told the local TV news station. So she put the word out to various mom groups and spent a few days driving a 20-mile area to pick up supplies. Among the donations: baby clothes, bottles, a pack n' play, two strollers, and a swing. She loaded all the stuff in her car, and then drove to the hospital to surprise her friend.
To lure Putnam outside, Medina told the coworker she'd gotten her a stroller. Then came the big reveal when Medina opened the trunk of the car. Her husband captured the inspirational moment on his cell, and Medina posted the video to her Facebook page.
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Of course, Putnam was overwhelmed, but so was Medina, who didn't expect this type of response from total strangers. But as she explained to WTVR, "It's the mom connection. They know what it's like to need something."
Amen to that! And so sweet when people generously lend a hand.
via WTVR CBS6
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