“When Allison and Colton Woolsey, of Hurst, were expecting their second child, they did not expect anything unusual about the delivery. After all, she had also given birth to River, their 3-year-old son, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, where they were planning to have their baby. She even was seeing the same specialist, Dr. Doug Gates of New Horizons OB/GYN of Carbondale.
The Woolseys, however, didn’t expect the significance their baby would have for Gates.
It was during her March 14 appointment with Gates that the physician explained her baby — likely to be born in the next 24 to 48 hours — could possibly be the 7,000th delivery of his career.”