Local family has son born premature over 600-miles away from home - Child doing much better today

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Photo from the inside of the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville when they had frozen pipes in Jan. of 2014. Guest could not fully use the house when the pipes burst. A fundraiser is being held for the house now.


Imagine being over 600-miles away from home when your son is born premature...


That was Morris Hamby. His wife Melissa went into labor and gave birth to James while the two were visiting Ohio. While their newborn son was under the care of a doctor in the neonatal unit, Mom and Dad spent over 2-months at the Ronald McDonald house in Ohio before their son was flown to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The Hamby's then spent the next 7-months at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville all while Morris Hamby traveled to and from Rutherford County where he worked as a teacher. he told us that despite the medical hardships, he had to pay the bills. During that time they learned that James had Cerebral Palsy.

Fast forward 7-years... Morris told WGNS that his son attends Christiana Elementary School and loves it. He said that medical difficulties have not slowed him from being a kid...


You can help out the Ronald McDonald House that helped out the Hamby family for almost an entire year by visiting: www.RMCCnashville.com

Hear the entire interview:

WGNS' Scott Walker talked to father Morris Hamby about his son's birth (5min and 10sec)...

You will be able to watch James' story on WKRN channel 2 between 8:30 and 9PM on Saturday (April 5, 2014).


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