Good Samaritan opens home for a special delivery

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TROY, MO (KTVI) - A newborn baby boy is now resting comfortably in an area hospital. He's probably lucky to be alive because his mother started to go into labor in the freezing cold. A Good Samaritan and some quick working paramedics came to the aid of a mom who had nowhere else to turn.

Desiree Cagle doesn't have a car, so she decided to walk to the store Wednesday. She says that she suddenly felt labor pains and turned back.   So Cagle began knocking on the nearest door.

Jessica Colberton answered the door for the stranger visibly going into labor. She then then sprung into action, bringing the woman inside and calling 911.

Paramedics arrived and delivered the baby on Jessica's bathroom floor. Little Da'Khorus Cagle has a few wires stuck to him to monitor his vital signs.  They say he's doing well. EMS workers credit the fact that he's alive to Jessica Colberton's help.

"By opening that door she saved that baby`s life. Who knocks on your door and says, `Call 911 I`m having a baby.` So she saved the baby`s life so we could deliver. It was awesome." said Paramedic Lori Sprick.

"If her and her daughter wouldn`t have been there I probably would have just been sitting on her porch saying help! Somebody!" said Desiree Cagle. "It was absolutely amazing. I was in awe at how responsive they were, how knowledgeable they were, and how they knew exactly what to do to get this baby."

Lincoln County paramedics stopped by and delivered Jessica a special pin given out for baby deliveries, and some new towels. They bought them her to replace the ones used in their makeshift delivery room.

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