A nanny has been branded as a hero after sacrificing herself to save the life of a one-year-old baby.
52-year-old Arcellie ‘Celi’ Muschamp was a brave and dedicated nanny from Belize who died while “selflessly saving the life of a 1-year-old she cared for” during a traffic incident in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on December 20.
According to the reports, Celi was walking around the neighborhood with 1-year-old Rowan, whom she was taking care of, when she was struck by a truck at the intersection of Union Street and Fifth Avenue.
Moments before being hit by the oncoming vehicle, the lady managed to push Rowan’s stroller out of harm’s way. While the baby boy survived the incident unscathed, Celi ended up in an induced coma. Eleven days later, on December 31, the beloved nanny passed away.
As of this writing, it is not clear what caused the deadly accident and whether the truck driver is facing any charges or not.
Meanwhile, little Rowan’s family confirmed that Celi is a hero who saved the 1-year-old’s life.
“Our son Rowan was amazingly unscathed in the incident and based on eyewitness accounts Celi helped save him from almost-certain serious injury or death by pushing his stroller out of harm’s way as the vehicle approached,” the child’s father, Patrick Mullen, claimed as he started a GoFundMe page to help out the nanny’s family.
“The doctors have called it a miracle and Celi is truly our hero.”
The grateful father added: “My wife and I will forever consider her the guardian angel of our son Rowan, whom she saved through her actions and sacrifice. Our thoughts remain with her family and children during this time. Bless her soul.”
Following the unfortunate incident, Celi’s daughter has also spoken out to dub her mom “the most selfless person ever” and reveal just how dedicated she was to her job.
“I had a chance to look at her cellphone recently and I looked at her pictures and 60% of them were of the child she was caring for. That shows she loved these kids so much,” Rahzel Muschamp said in an interview with The New York Daily News.
Our thoughts are with Celi’s family and friends during these challenging times.
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