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Tear-jerking moment a Navy commander surprises his son, 10, after an eight-month deployment 

Tear-jerking moment a Navy commander turns up at school to surprise his son, 10, who has a rare brain condition after an eight-month deployment

  • Jesse McGill, 38, couldn’t fight back the tears as he surprised his son Kingston
  • Kingston, 10, has arteriovenous malformation (AVM), a rare medical condition
  • Jesse had been stationed in West Africa with the U.S. Navy for eight months

A navy commander was brought to tears when he arrived at school to surprise his son who has a rare brain condition after almost eight months away on deployment.

Jesse McGill, 38, from Jacksonville, Florida, couldn’t fight back the tears as son Kingston, 10, let out a high-pitch scream of ‘daddy’ before bursting into tears himself and running into his dad’s arms. 

The previous eight months had been tough for Jesse, stationed in West Africa with the U.S. Navy, as his son has arteriovenous malformation (AVM) a rare medical condition that causes vessels in his brain to tangle. 

The dad and son embrace and both burst into tears

Left: Footage shows Kingston in the class room with his back to the door when his dad Jesse walks in and surprises him at Seven Bridges School in Florida. Right: The dad and son embrace and both burst into tears

So far in his life Kingston has survived three aneurysms leaving his parents on edge as even the slightest headache could turn out to be something life-threatening.

Jesse admitted being away from his son was extremely difficult and so, on August 14, in Jacksonville, Florida, Lt. Commander Jesse wanted to do something special for Kingston. 

Footage shows Kingston in the class room with his back to the door when his dad walks in and he leaps into his arms. 

They are both emotional as they are reunited at the school

Kingston let out a high-pitch scream of 'daddy' before bursting into tears

They are both emotional as they are reunited at the school. Kingston let out a high-pitch scream of ‘daddy’ before bursting into tears

Jesse and Kingston (left) with their family. Jesse had been on deployment in west Africa for eight months

Jesse and Kingston (left) with their family. Jesse had been on deployment in west Africa for eight months 

Kingston has arteriovenous malformation (AVM) a rare medical condition that causes vessels in his brain to tangle. Pictured: Jesse and Kingston in hospital together

Kingston has arteriovenous malformation (AVM) a rare medical condition that causes vessels in his brain to tangle. Pictured: Jesse and Kingston in hospital together

They embrace and both start crying as the others in the room look on at the heart-warming scene.  

The surprise at Seven Bridges School in Orange Park went perfectly, and one day Jesse himself hopes to teach in an elementary school. 

Jesse said: ‘The toughest part was knowing I couldn’t be there to reassure him and take care of him, that my wife would have to be the only one there. 

So far in his life Kingston (pictured in hospital) has survived three aneurysms leaving his parents on edge as even the slightest headache could turn out to be something life-threatening

So far in his life Kingston (pictured in hospital) has survived three aneurysms leaving his parents on edge as even the slightest headache could turn out to be something life-threatening

Jesse (pictured carrying Kingston in hospital) said he felt full of pure joy and relief when they were reunited

Jesse (pictured carrying Kingston in hospital) said he felt full of pure joy and relief when they were reunited 

‘I had never missed a surgery or procedure. I was so worried about crying before I even saw him and the thought of how much he may had grown or how much he had changed.

‘When we reunited, I was full of pure joy and relief. I felt so relieved that I was finally there to protect him again and that he wouldn’t have to face any challenges without me.’ 

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