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When His Fiance Couldn't Make It To The Hospital, A Disabled Vet Delivered His Daughter

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A disabled veteran delivered his newborn daughter when his fiancée went into labor in the most unexpected spot.

On Nov. 21, a heavily pregnant Charlie White thought she was suffering from severe back pains, and decided to go to the hospital. It wasn't long until she realized she was in labor.

“When that last pain hit I just knew it was time, and I couldn’t stop it,” White said.

Marcus Nash, who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), immediately sprung into action when he saw the scene unfold before his very eyes. He told Fox 5 he laid White on the sidewalk, just steps from outside their home.

"I laid her down right here," Nash said. "The baby was coming out."

Despite the nerve-wracking situation, Nash was able to coach White through the delivery of their daughter, Marlee Jane, while they waited for the ambulance to arrive.

After the couple's neighbors heard the commotion, they rushed outside to offer a helping hand.

"I had my wife run upstairs and get blankets and towels to keep the baby warm and keep the mommy warm," Cardena Williamson said.

The new familes were united on Thanksgiving day, when Williamson and her wife, Bri Anderson were able to spend quality time with the infant.

"To see her now, she's just a beautiful and gorgeous child, and it's just amazing to see how she got here," Williamson said.

Nash said his neighbors were a saving grace during the stressful situation.

"I don't know what I would have done," he said. "I would have been waiting for the ambulance to come with a whole baby in my hand."

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