AUDREY VALDEZ WILL HAVE a more memorable and pleasant reason to remember September 11.
The nurse tech at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake was the recipient of perfect timing on Friday when her role as a screener led her to help deliver a baby in the parking lot of the medical center. Valdez assisted in the birth of Baby Ty Holloway after hearing the screams of a laboring Laura Holloway right after her husband, Ty, drove to HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake.
“I was not nervous at all,” said Valdez. “I helped my daughter to deliver three of her children, so this was a rush for me.”
Displaying her veteran skills, Valdez quickly called for the rapid response team while also diving into the situation. Valdez realized that Holloway would not make it to the ER entrance, so she grabbed a blanket to help prepare for the arrival of the baby.
The blanket proved to a a huge asset; no sooner had Valdez placed the blanket under Holloway’s legs, Baby Ty made his unforgettable appearance to the world shortly after 10:00am.
Making matters more amazing was the process ended up taking less than five minutes, a period that will forever link Valdez to the Holloway family. Baby Ty came into the world weighing in at 6 lbs, 13 ounces and — along with his mother — is doing very well.
On a day linked with one of the darkest moments in American history, Baby Ty Holloway — along with a big assist from Valdez and HCA’s rapid response team — will forever assure that he brought a joyful new reason to remember September 11.