Baby name story: Miracle Aisha

Dr. Aisha Khatib holding newborn baby Miracle Aisha (Dec. 5, 2021).
Dr. Aisha Khatib holding Miracle Aisha

On December 5 of last year, on an overnight Qatar Airways flight from Qatar to Uganda, a Ugandan woman traveling alone went into preterm labor.

Canadian doctor Aisha Khatib, who happened to be on the same flight, helped the passenger deliver her first child, a baby girl.

The woman decided to name the baby Miracle Aisha — middle name in honor of the doctor.

Dr. Khatib was so touched that she gifted mom and baby with her own gold necklace, which featured the name “Aisha” written in Arabic.

Newborn Miracle Aisha with necklace that says "Aisha" in Arabic.
Miracle Aisha with “Aisha” necklace

Sources: Canadian doctor delivers ‘Miracle’ baby on flight, Aisha Khatib, MD on Twitter, ‘Oh right. I’m on a plane’: Toronto doctor delivers baby on flight
Images: @AishaKhatib

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