Vilma has been working in the NICU at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California for 32 years. When new doctor Brandon Seminatore started working there, she had a feeling she knew him.
"I got very suspicious because I remember being the primary nurse to a baby with the same last name…I asked him if his dad was a police officer and there was a big silence and then he asked me if I was Vilma. Apparently, his mother asked him to look for nurse Vilma in the NICU, but he told his mom that I had probably retired by now. I was in shock initially but overjoyed to know that I took care of him almost 30 years ago and now he's as a pediatric resident to the same population he was part of when he was born."
Brandon even had a picture of the two taken during his early days. "I've come full circle," Brandon said, "and I'm taking care of babies with the nurse who took care of me."