Weber Fire crews assist with delivery of premature baby, name him honorary firefighter

Photo Courtesy: Weber Fire District

WEBER COUNTY, Utah, July 27, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Weber Fire crews assisted with the delivery of a premature baby earlier this month, and have now named him an honorary firefighter.

“At the first of this month our crews responded to an unexpected delivery of a tough little guy named Greyson,” said a Facebook post from Weber Fire District. “Greyson and his family are from California and were here visiting friends and had plans to take maternity pictures up in Eden when Vanessa (mom) went into labor at just 30 weeks. Crews from Stations 65 and 62 assisted in the delivery and transport of mom and baby.”

Greyson was placed in the NICU at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden and his family was told he would be there for awhile.

“During that time a handful of our awesome employees decided to help the family out,” the post said. “Because of his very early arrival the family we new the family would need a few essential items. We were able to fundraise within our department and provide the family with a car seat, diaper bag, multiple outfits, diapers, baby wash, blanket, and other miscellaneous items, along with some personalized WFD swag and a gift backpack for his older sister.”

Officials found out Friday Greyson was transported back to his home state of California and is in a hospital near his home.

The department shared a message from his mom Vanessa and family:

Greyson was medically transported back to California yesterday afternoon and I got to go with him on his first flight. My husband Mark drove the 10 hours straight to California. We are now back in our house and with our daughter. Greyson has now adjusted to Kaiser hospital here in California and doing well. Now just adjusting to life back in California.

We met such amazing people along our journey and want to thank all those at the firehouse for being part of our unbelievable journey. I can’t express enough how appreciative we are to have had such welcoming people come into our lives. Being back in California less than 24 hours we are reminded of how busy southern California is compared to Utah.

McKay-Dee Hospital was truly an amazing place for my Greyson in the NICU and will miss all of his nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, doctors who cared for him and who we interacted with daily. He choose a great place to call his place of birth, our little “Utah Boy.”

The Weber Fire District post added: “We will never forget your crazy adventure in Utah and with us. To Greyson, you will always be our tough little honorary firefighter and we hope to see you again someday.”


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