Viral nurse who helped homeless woman give birth awarded “Bayaning Nars 2020”

  • Viral nurse who helped deliver the baby of a homeless woman received recognition from the nurses association
  • Mary Lorrainne Pingol received the 2020 Bayaning Nars award from the Philippine Nurses Association
  • She was recognized for her “selfless and heroic deed”

The company nurse who recently became viral after helping a homeless woman deliver her baby on a street in Makati City was honored by the country’s accredited nurses association.

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For her act of kindness, Mary Lorrainne Pingol received the 2020 Bayaning Nars award from the Philippine Nurses Association. She was recognized for her “selfless and heroic deed in helping a homeless mother giving birth to her newborn before the rescue team arrived.”

The “Bayaning Nars” award is voted upon yearly by the PNA to honor “unsung” nurse heroes. PNA honored Pingol in an online convention as part of its celebration for its 98th anniversary.

Pingol’s “heroic and extraordinary deed is truly an epitome of pride and inspiration to the nursing profession,” the PNA’s citation read. The PNA also said that she exemplified “bravery, professionalism, caring, and integrity beyond her call of duty.”

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The 30-year-old company nurse was already late for work when she was called by responders to assist in delivering a baby. Without hesitations, Pingol assisted the homeless woman by the roadside. She said it was “fate” that brought her there. Her story earned her praise from netizens and celebrities.

“It’s fate”: Nurse who was late for work helps homeless woman in childbirth

Pingol even received a cash reward of P100,000 from Raffy Tulfo for her selfless work. The broadcaster called her “isang bayani.”

Tulfo gives P100,000 to viral nurse who helped a homeless woman deliver her baby

Aside from that, Pingol also received a scholarship to study for a master’s degree in nursing and was given recognitions by a women’s group and a sports team.