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Birth of Baby at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Updated: 1/30/2006
Amherst, NY – On Thursday, January 26, somewhere in Iraq, Lance Corporal Kevin Grant of the U.S. Marines anxiously awaited the birth of his firstborn.  

Unlike most soldiers stationed abroad when their child is born though, LCpl. Grant had the unique opportunity to actually see the birth while in Iraq-albeit a little after the fact.

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital originally planned to provide a live internet broadcast of the birth of Sarah and Kevin Grant’s first child, so that he could watch from overseas.  

However, LCpl. Grant was sent on a field operation and was unable to be available.  Still wanting to share the event with her husband, Sarah gratefully agreed to Millard Fillmore Suburban’s suggestion that the hospital videotape the birth and make an email-friendly video for LCpl. Grant so he can view it in Iraq.

Sarah Grant was able to speak to her husband by phone the night of the birth and the video was emailed to him within 24 hours of Nicolette Honor Grant entering the world.

“I think the nurses and staff were almost as excited about sharing the birth with Kevin as Sarah was. Especially since this was their first child,” said Anita Hardy, director of Women’s Services at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  “We were so happy we could make it happen.”

LCpl. Grant, a three-year veteran of the Marines, has been in Iraq since September and is scheduled to return to his home in Kenmore at the end of March. This is his second tour of duty in the war torn country.

Mother and baby are doing well and are now at home.

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