Welcome Kylie Grace Chapman

Here’s an item that will be of interest to fans and friends of The Chapmans. We just received word that John and Vickie Chapman are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Kylie, but not without some complications.

She had to be delivered by emergency Caesarian this past Saturday, and then moved from Springfield, MO to Kansas City for advanced pediatric care. John is with the baby in KC, along with his brothers, Jason and Jeremy, while Vickie recovers from surgery in Springfield.

John shares the details…

“On March 22nd at 10:43am, Vickie and I got to lay eyes on our new little girl, Kylie Grace Chapman. She is every bit as beautiful as either of us could have ever imagined.

When we got to the hospital, it was determined that there was something causing the baby distress, and she was going to have to be delivered by C-section. She had wrapped her cord into a true knot and gotten it around her neck.

Unfortunately all this stress caused a condition called Meconium Aspiration. After delivery she had to be taken by helicopter to Kansas City to a hospital with special machines and treatments not available in Springfield. Since being here she has continued to respond well to treatments.

She in not out of the woods by any means, but we are very hopeful. She is still in critical condition and we are watching her minute by minute. Hopefully soon Vickie will be well enough to join me here and be able to spend time with me and our new baby girl.

We want to thank all the people who have given their support and thoughts. Thank you all so much.”

Anyone who would like to reach them can send cards, well wishes or donations to help with medical expenses to:

John & Vickie Chapman
1510 Daniels St.
Ozark, MO 65721

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.