When he finally sat down with his crew to eat dinner in the middle of his 24-hour shift, the phone rang — and he had to hop into an ambulance to make an emergency call. When he arrived on scene, he and his partner found a pregnant woman in labor. As soon as they helped her into the ambulance, she was ready to give birth. It was the first time Hadden took charge during a delivery in his two decades of working.
While filling out routine paperwork at the hospital, Hadden overheard nurses say the new mom requested the baby girl be put up for adoption “immediately.” “Throw my name in the hat if this baby’s being put up for adoption,” Hadden said jokingly. But he wasn’t actually kidding.