With the help of volunteer nurses from YWAM Medical Ships, a baby was brought back to life this month after the team was unable to detect the infant’s heartbeat.
Following an emergency caesarean section, the baby girl was taken to the YWAM Medical Ships team, and one of the volunteer nurses, Melissa Birkland, began to perform CPR on her.
After a few minutes, life began to return to the baby and a heartbeat was detected.
Even the volunteers couldn’t believe what they were seeing.“It is one thing to go through the theory of CPR but to be able to demonstrate how to react in a real-life situation is amazing,” Melissa said.
The baby girl, who was named Bessie, represented hope that day in Papua New Guinea, as the hospital staff witnessed the power of CPR with their own eyes.While it seemed impossible, Bessie was given a second shot at life.