Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dad Serving in Iraq Watches Baby's Birth through Video Chat

Technology brings a Lancaster County family together. Today, Allison Cuthie sat in her hospital bed at LGH’s Women and Babies Hospital. Cuthie had her 2-year-old twin girls on her lap, her baby girl, born Tuesday to her left, and her husband to her right, participating via video conference.

Cuthie’s husband, Robert, is a Military Captain who has been serving in Iraq since January. He was able to witness the birth of his newborn through video chat. Today, he joined his family again and got to see his twin toddlers for the first time in about 5 months.

Allison says she appreciated the video conference more than she had originally anticipated.

“I could take it or leave it, I though, before hand, but when everything was going on, it was so neat to have him here. And even at this point with him being able to see the girls makes me feel better knowing they get to see him and he gets to see them,” explains Cuthie.

The video conference is possible through the non-profit organization “Freedom Calls”, meant to help soldiers virtually participate in family events, while deployed in a different country.
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By Jenni Joyce

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