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Disabled veteran helps fianceé deliver baby on sidewalk while trying to get to the car

Marcus Nash, a disabled veteran, delivered his own child on the sidewalk when his fianceé couldn't make it to the hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. (Image source: WAGA-TV screenshot)

Sometimes when a woman goes into labor there just isn't time to make it to the hospital, but for a mother in Georgia, there wasn't even enough time to make it to the car.

What happened?

Last Tuesday, pregnant mother Charlie White was having back pains so she and her fiancé Marcus Nash decided to head out the door to the hospital, WAGA-TV reported. She made it only a few steps from their front door in Atlanta before she knew there was no stopping the baby from being born right then and there.

“When that last pain hit I just knew it was time, and I couldn’t stop it,” White told WAGA.

Nash, a disabled veteran who has post-traumatic stress disorder, quickly stepped into action and delivered the couple's baby girl on the sidewalk.

“I laid her down right here,” Nash told WAGA, pointing to the sidewalk. “The baby was coming out.”

A couple of neighbors heard the uproar outside and came out to help Nash with the delivery of baby Marlee Jane.

"I had my wife run upstairs and get blankets and towels to keep the baby warm and keep the mommy warm," Cardena Williamson said.

Once the baby arrived, the couple waited for paramedics who came and transported White and baby Marlee Jane to a hospital.

Nash, who called his neighbors "angels," said he's not sure what he would have done without their help.

"I would have been waiting for the ambulance to come with a whole baby in my hand," he told WAGA.

How's the baby doing?

A couple of days later on Thanksgiving, the helpful neighbors got a chance to spend time with White, Nash, and Marlee Jane.

"To see her now, she's just a beautiful and gorgeous child, and it's just amazing to see how she got here," Williamson said.

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