Hello!

19 Comments

Meet baby Caleb, the little miracle born after his pregnant mother was killed in a car smash in Hobart.

Father Daniel Stirling told Channel 7’s Sunday Night that baby Caleb was “just an image of Sarah”.

Sarah Paino, 24, died after her car was run into by a teenager driving an allegedly stolen car on January 22.

She was 32 weeks pregnant. The couple’s toddler son Jordan was also in the car and treated for minor injuries,

Mr Stirling was reunited with the emergency workers and doctors who rescued his boys for the program, which will air on Sunday.

“Thank you for saving my boy’s life,” he tells them, in tears.

Mr Stirling admitted he would never find anyone to replace his lost partner.

“I loved her, still do. I don’t think I’m going to find anyone that will come close to her. I don’t think I really want to,” he said.

baby caleb

Via Sunday Night

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with Ms Paino’s manslaughter. He was also charged with stealing a Rav 4 allegedly involved in the fatal smash.

The story airs this Sunday on Channel 7.

Share your comments below.

  • THE THREE. OF THEM SHOULD GO DOWN FOR MURDER, BECCAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHH THEY DID – THEY MURDERED SARAH, AND LEFT BABY CALEB AND HIS BIG BROTHER, JORDAN MOTHERLESS !

    In my view, these actions are unforgivable I don’t care how young they are, I I couldn’t care less if they were 10, they should be made accountable ! Life is looking pretty good I reckon. After all, they muurdeed a mother and a wife, no doubt a daughter and it goes on and on.

    Her sons and her husband etc, now have a life sentence of their own to live. God help them.

    Rest in peace Sarah.
    xoxox

    Reply

  • yeah that is really sad. poor people. it would be hard to carry on but that little miracle is worth it.

    Reply

  • Caleb is a miracle baby. I hope he has a wonderful life full of love and that the whole family can find some peace and happiness.

    Reply

  • Its a beautiful miracle the boys both survived. They will continue to fill their Dad’s life with love. Its tragic to lose a wife and mother in one sudden moment. I wish the Stirling family all the best in the tough weeks ahead.

    Reply

  • A tragic accident, a young Mum’s life lost. Two children have lost their Mum. Their Dad has lost the love of his life and Mum of his two beautiful children – one a newborn and it is a miracle he came into the world safely and will never know his Mum and the elder one may not remember her either. Hopefully he will remember nothing of the tragedy and never have flashbacks.
    The driver should be detained, never be given parole or home detention.
    He will probably drive unlicensed again if he is released. He shouyld be charged as an adult, the time added up for each charge, not served at the same time as each other.
    I am glad Daniel was able to meet the emergency crews who attended the accident. Without them, Caleb would not be here today.

    Reply

  • What an emotional rollercoaster for the husband . Welcome beautiful miracle baby

    Reply

  • Tragic she’s gone but it’s wonderful they could save the baby. Can’t imagine what the father’s going through. Prayers are with him.

    Reply

  • What a tragedy and a miracle all in one, my heart goes out to him and his children for the loss of his wife and their mother it should never have happened. One day with all the strength and love he has he will look up and smile once again till then I hope he has all the support and love he needs to get through day by day xx

    Reply

  • It is so wonderful that baby Caleb survived and pulled through those first few weeks. His mother can never be forgotten, but I do hope his father finds peace and happiness yet once again.

    Reply

  • Precious little man. A terrible, terrible tragedy. It will be a bitter sweet day for years to come.

    Reply

  • This is so heartbreaking and I’ve shed many tears over this tragedy. This should never have happened. Being pregnant myself, it hit home much harder. Especially being a local and Sarah and myself having mutual friends. Little Caleb is beautiful

    Reply

  • That will be so difficult forever – sharing his birthday with the day Sarah died.

    Reply

  • Poor Sarah! Too young to die. And in such a terrible way.
    Caleb is adorable. I wish him all the best! :-) They chose a lovely name!!

    Reply

  • Gorgeous baby! What a tragic story though.

    Reply

  • What a gorgeous baby. Such a horrible event that lead to his early entry to the world.

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account


Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like

Loading…

Looks like this may be blocked by you browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating
Join