When Army National Guard soldier John Vorrath learned he would miss the birth of his first daughter while he was on deployment in Afghanistan, he was understandably heartbroken. Even though he was able to watch his new baby’s birth on an iPad, nothing could compare to being in the delivery room…except for surprising his wife Janae the very next day. Sgt. Vorrath was so homesick that he traveled for 22 hours straight to get home to Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA to meet his baby girl, Charlotte, for the first time.
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