On October 24, Sergeant John Vorrath watched his daughter Charlotte’s birth via FaceTime.
Vorrath was deployed in the Middle East and, knowing that being granted leave was unlikely, didn’t expect to meet her in person for another 6 months.
While Vorrath was watching the C-section online, however, his commander passed him a note: His request for leave had been granted.
“[While] I was FaceTiming with my wife during the surgery, I got a note that said ‘Your leave has been approved, buy a plane ticket as soon as possible.’ We were minutes away from our daughter being born, and I decided it would be awesome to surprise my wife. I knew she wouldn’t expect it,” Vorrath told Yahoo Parenting.
Without telling his wife, Janae, Vorrath traveled 22 hours to the couple’s hometown of Ames, Iowa, to meet his newborn daughter.
The next day, Vorrath quietly entered Janae’s room at Mary Greeley Medical Center.
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