Daniel John Lee

Daniel John Lee
American Flight 11

Dan Lee boarded a plane early Tuesday morning so he could be at his wife's side in California as she gave birth to their second child.

The 34-year-old Van Nuys man was on American Airlines Flight 11. His wife, Kellie, spent the day praying he had missed his plane. But the set carpenter for the Backstreet Boys tour had not.

The couple had been together 10 years and married for six years, his wife said. He still opened car doors for her and kissed her over the table at restaurants. Although he traveled the world as a roadie for acts including Yanni, 'N Sync and Barbra Streisand, Lee called his wife three to four times a day to tell her he loved her.

On Thursday, Kellie gave birth to a healthy baby girl. She gave her the first name the couple had picked out together--Allison. But Kellie gave her a different middle name, Danielle, to honor her late husband.

Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.

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