Special Father's Day for local dad - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Special Father's Day for local dad

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A special Father's Day for one local dad was unexpectedly spent at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women. Landen Barton wasn't due for another month but came four weeks early Friday June 18th. Mom Alexis had to undergo an emergency c-section. Ever since then dad Larry has been taking over all the feeding duties every couple of hours, but he's not complaining.

"He's like the world's greatest dad because he never left my side," said a tearful Alexis.  

Every nurse on the floor told 7 News they've seen a lot of fathers walk through the hospital doors, but say Larry is definitely a good daddy going above and beyond the call of duty.

"Man I've had to do whatever it takes to get it done. Sometimes just helping to take care of the baby - sometimes it might be rubbing her feet or helping her get up and walk around. I'm willing to do whatever it is," said Larry.  

The couple also have a two and half year old son. Congratulations to them - and Happy Father's Day to every dad out there. 

Copyright 2009 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • John's riverboat proposal gains approval

    John's riverboat proposal gains approval

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:49:44 GMT
    Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)
    Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)Louisiana Legislature (Source: KPLC)
    Louisiana's senators have agreed to allow the state's riverboat casinos to move on land. The Senate voted 22-14 Tuesday for the proposal by Sen. Ronnie Johns, a Lake Charles Republican. The measure would allow Louisiana's 15 riverboat casinos to conduct gambling activities within 1,200 feet on land from where the riverboat is berthed and remove the requirement the riverboats have an operable paddlewheel. It also would redefine the limits on gambling space.More >>
    Louisiana's senators have agreed to allow the state's riverboat casinos to move on land. The Senate voted 22-14 Tuesday for the proposal by Sen. Ronnie Johns, a Lake Charles Republican. The measure would allow Louisiana's 15 riverboat casinos to conduct gambling activities within 1,200 feet on land from where the riverboat is berthed and remove the requirement the riverboats have an operable paddlewheel. It also would redefine the limits on gambling space.More >>
  • Dreams Come True helps children with life-threatening illnesses.

    Dreams Come True helps children with life-threatening illnesses.

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:10:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Dreams Come True is a nonprofit that was founded to help provide dreams to children facing life-threatening illnesses. Their mission is to restore the beauty found in the dreams of children by providing happiness, support, and encouragement to children and their families. Founded in 1982 in Denham Springs, Louisiana, Dreams Come True is a mostly volunteer-based organization. They are now able to grant around 50 to 60 wishes every year throughout the state. If you would like to lea...

    More >>

    Dreams Come True is a nonprofit that was founded to help provide dreams to children facing life-threatening illnesses. Their mission is to restore the beauty found in the dreams of children by providing happiness, support, and encouragement to children and their families. Founded in 1982 in Denham Springs, Louisiana, Dreams Come True is a mostly volunteer-based organization. They are now able to grant around 50 to 60 wishes every year throughout the state. If you would like to lea...

    More >>
  • TEEN REPORT: Jump Start program helps students get jobs after graduating

    TEEN REPORT: Jump Start program helps students get jobs after graduating

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-04-25 12:59:22 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    When you think of a typical school day, you may think of only books, writing, and tests, but, Tanner Simon's day as a senior at Sulphur High is not one that you would expect. He is earning credentials and valuable experience at school thanks to the Jump Start program. Jump Start director Tony McCardle believes this is an exciting opportunity for students. He says, "Business and industry are always contacting our department and looking to hire these students and they have alread...

    More >>

    When you think of a typical school day, you may think of only books, writing, and tests, but, Tanner Simon's day as a senior at Sulphur High is not one that you would expect. He is earning credentials and valuable experience at school thanks to the Jump Start program. Jump Start director Tony McCardle believes this is an exciting opportunity for students. He says, "Business and industry are always contacting our department and looking to hire these students and they have alread...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly