Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Assisting Birth of Baby Helped Relieve Pain of grandsona[euro][TM]s Death

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Assisting Birth of Baby Helped Relieve Pain of grandsona[euro][TM]s Death

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Byline: Samantha Elley news@northernstar.com.au

TWO days before burying his grandson, Sapper David Wood at a full military funeral, Roger Wood of Bora Ridge was involved in helping a new little life into the world.

Little Luana MacKinnon may one day come to understand how much her road- side birth blessed a hurting family.

Until then the babyas par- ents, Jacqui Levy and Wade MacKinnon of New Italy, could not be more thankful for the assistance they received from Roger and another grandson Jack Wood when they helped deliver the little girl by the side of the road at Reardonas Lane, Swan Bay.

aItas wonderful to have been a help,a Roger said.

aOne life has been taken but now one life is here.

a(The birth) took me and Jack away from our misery for quite some time.a

Roger said even his wife Robyne was very pleased when he told her.

aShe thought it was wonderful and we used this event as a distraction,a he said.

Ms Levy said her waters had broken about 9 that morning and the contractions started straight away. …

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