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    Posted June 3, 2012 by
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    What makes your Father's Day special?

    Father's Day-The Special One

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     kross13 says her husband's police training saved her son's life. The irony, though, is that he used to be a homebuilder until losing his job in the recession. Had he still been a homebuiler he wouldn't have had the training to handle the situation, she says. "I wanted people to understand that since my husband is police, a lot of time they get a bad name but you never hear the good they do in life... they help other people but their training helps them help people on a daily basis whether they're in uniform or out of uniform."
    - mannynyc, CNN iReport producer

    This Father's Day will be a time of celebration for my family. My husband is a State Trooper for SC. He works over time on most days or stays late to finish paper work. April 5th was no different. My husband called to say we should go on to dinner without him because he had paperwork to do. I had my three children in the car ready to get carry out, when I stopped to pick up my mom. . At this time, my husband pulled in the yard and decided that he would go with us to get supper instead of paper work and that he would finish it after the kids went to bed. We were very surprised, but decided to wait on him to get out of his uniform. At this time, I decided to run in the house for a quick minute to get something and told my 6 year old to get out of the car to get his bike to the garage before the storm came. I was inside for two minutes. My mom and I came out to find my son under the front car tire on top of his bike. I began screaming for my husband and called 911. My husband came down in half of his uniform and began to pull the car back off of our son. He turned our son over and he was discolored and not breathing. I went into complete panic mode screaming and praying to God as my husband preformed CPR. He never once lost his composure and continued telling my son what to do. As the Medivac was called, it had to ground because of the storm. My husband continued to monitor our son until the ambulance came and took him to the trauma center. My son, Lane, said he remembered going to sleep until he heard his dad telling him to breathe. He never left my son's side until we came home from the hospital. I am christian and know that God was with my husband and son that day. I know that he gave my husband the strength, courage, and the ability to take of our son. This father's day will be one that will be celebrated with joy, tears, and laughter. My husband and son now have a special bond and story that will last a lifetime.
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