Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Freedom Call Allows Local Marine To Be In Toledo Hospital Delivery Room... While He's Stationed In Iraq

Shannon Chappell gave birth to her daughter on Saturday. Her husband, Marine Private First Class Shaun Chappell, was 12 thousand miles away at war, but he was right there in the delivery room with her.

With the help from a non-profit organization called Freedom Calls, Shaun was hooked up with Toledo Hospital and had a live video conference so he wouldn't miss his daughter's first moments.

Here is the story that we aired tonight:

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And for the Chappell family, here is the raw video that I shot while I was at the hospital today:

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Thank you Chappell family, and all families who have served or are serving, for your sacrifice for freedom.

Thanks for watching.
-Billau

1 comment:

shannon chappell said...

cogarbyou are amazing... thank you so much for helping us get the word out about this organization! it means so much to us. thank you for everything.