March 5, 2004 at 1:18 AM EST - Updated September 26 at 6:25 PM
Tele-conferencing is linking Chapel Hill doctors with Wilmington patients via video phone. And for Cameron Getz of Wilmington and his parents it's a time saver and could be a life saver. Cameron has cerebral palsy and this technology saves his parents from making 2-and a half hour trips to visit doctors in Chapel Hill. Now the technology is getting a powerful endorsement. Federal Communications Chairman Michael Powell visits Cameron. And Powell's visit to the Children's Developmental Services Agency made an impact on the Getz's as well. The next step, Powell says, is to bring the technology to other families with sick children..who know too well the value of time..and life.