While Senior Airman Jonathan Rodgers was away his youngest daughter had been in and out of the hospital to receive blood transfusions, all the while his 12-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son, Tucker helped support his mom, Mandy, through it all.
“I just wanted something for the kids to take off all the pressures of everything that’s going on. It was really rough. There were a couple days at Levine (Children’s Hospital) that were really touch and go with the baby.” Mandy told WSOCTV
Sneaking up on them in class at Rosewood Elementary School, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Senior Airman (SA) Rodgers almost made daughter fall out her seat in shock. When it was time to surprise his son, SA Rodgers timing was perfect as he walked into the classroom; Tucker was reading a letter that he wrote to dad.
— Mark Barber (@MBarberWSOC9) March 24, 2017