Exposition- Bryan and Macy Franzese lived in New York City, the summer of 2017. The couple was at the New York Presbyterian Hospital on the Upper East Side on what seemed to be a nonchalant type of day. They were having a routine ultrasound done to check up on their baby boy that was due in five weeks.
Conflict- While the technician was performing a routine ultrasound, her smile vanished like a magic trick. The baby was in severe distress. His intestines and organs were outside of his body, starting to dilate or swell, and he needed to be delivered today.
Rising Action- As Macy was rushed to the labor and delivery unit there was a battle over the delivery method. The doctor recommended having a c-section but agreed to induced labor, as long as the baby was monitored and stable. The soon-to-be parents were finally optimistic, despite the complications. After 8-hours of excruciating contractions, out of nowhere, beeping machines began alarming all over the room. The baby’s heart rate dropped and with in minutes an emergency c-section was done.
Climax- A baby’s loud cry filled the room. Luke Franzese had officially been born. His intestines and organs were examined right away. They were, indeed, outside of his body but they were healthy, despite what doctors had originally thought.
Falling Action- Without being held or touched by his parents, Luke was rushed into an extremely challenging 8-hour surgery to put his intestines and organs back into his body. The new and very emotional parents had to wholeheartedly trust the surgeons with their brand-new baby boy. They waited anxiously for any kind of update as if those 8-hours were an entire lifetime.
Resolution- Time stood still as Bryan wheeled Macy into the NICU room whereLuke was resting. He was alive and breathing and an absolute miracle. He was perfect. The little family was finally complete.