Polly and Cain McCourt welcomed baby Ila Isabella McCourt right in the streets of New York City. Polly was on her way to the hospital when she realized she wasn’t going to make it all the way and gave birth on the corner of 68th street and 3rd Avenue. Polly is now paying the most touching tribute to one of the kind strangers who helped her.
There is no such thing as a dull moment in New York City! Polly McCourt, who gave birth in the street on the Upper East Side on Feb. 24 is paying the ultimate tribute to the woman who gave up her coat so the new born would not freeze in the horrid New York temperatures. Polly and baby Ila Isabella are both in great health and new dad Cain McCourt could not be happier.
Woman Who Gave Birth On NYC Street Pays Sweet Tribute To Helpful Stranger
Polly gave birth to a bouncing baby girl on Feb. 24 right in the streets of New York. Polly was trying to hail a cab before she found out that her baby was coming too fast and collapsed to the ground to give birth. Many bystanders gave up their scarves in order to swaddle the newborn from the harsh New York elements. A woman named Isabella lent the new mom her coat and gave Cain her number which he, understandably, lost in all the ruckus.
The couple, in an attempt to repay their Good Samaritan named their baby Ila Isabella, the second name taking after the woman who volunteered her coat so baby Ila would be nice and cozy on her way to the hospital. “She had to go home without a coat on,” Polly stated, “We want to be able to contact her and say thanks.”
Polly McCourt Gave Birth On A Crosswalk With Help From Kind Strangers
Polly McCourt went into labor during the rush hours of New York City on February 24. She left her apartment in an effort to hail a cab to take her to the hospital. Polly, along with doorman Anton, walked to the corner of 68th Street and 3rd Avenue but realized that she wasn’t going to make it to the hospital.
“I looked at him and said ‘Uh Oh,'” Polly recalled. “A number of people came by to help. I wanted to thank them very much for giving their sweaters and their coats!” she continued. “Ila Isabella McCourt her name is. Isabella after the lady who gave her coat and walked home with just t-shirt on. She’ll always remember it so thank you very much.” So Sweet!
What about you ,HollyMoms? Would you have given up your coat as well?
— By Stephanie Sengwe