HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The parents of a Central Kentucky soldier were on the other end of a phone call no parent wants to receive.
"I've been shot, but I'm going to be okay," that's what David Chamberlin told his mother, Cheryl Chamberblin on the phone a week ago today.
"Are you okay," Cheryl frantically asked her son. "What happened?"
David could only tell his parents the basics. "He said, I'll call you later, they're taking me to Germany," she told WKYT.
Hours later Cheryl and her husband Pastor John Chamberlin learned their only son had been seriously wounded during a grenade attack while fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was also shot in the leg.
"There were just so many emotions we were feeling," said John. "We just started praying."
Shortly after the attack, doctors weren't sure if David would survive his injuries. The Cynthiana 25-year-old underwent a half-a-dozen surgeries. Eventually doctors stopped his severe bleeding.
"They read him his last rights twice," John said. "And they almost read them to him a third time, but he pulled through."
David, who was just in his seventh-week of a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan made a miraculous turnaround.
"We are just so thankful he's okay and we greatly appreciate all of the support, thoughts and prayers from loved ones during this difficult time," Cheryl said.
David who joined the army more than five-years ago may have to walk with a cane for a time, but doctors are optimistic about his prognosis. However he's also been told his fighting days are over. David received a Purple Heart among other honors.
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