By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter
Three newborn babies received baby hampers from San Caz, Brodie’s Supermarket, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and the Belize City Lions Club on Friday, January 2nd.
Sayra Garoy, 22, a resident of Fresh Pond Village, Belize District, received gift packages from San Cas and Brodie’s for giving birth to the first baby for 2015.
Baby Alison Garcia was born at 3:55 p.m. on January 1st and weighed seven pounds 10 ounces. She is Garoy’s first child.
Meanwhile baby Kristen Young also earned her mother, Vanessa Young, 24, a gift package for being the last baby to be born at the hospital in 2014. Young, a Belize City resident, told The Reporter that baby Kristen is also her first child.
KHMH Chief Executive Officer, Dr Adrian Coye, told the media that while most people focus on which baby was first for the new year, the hospital decided to focus on which baby was the last for the year just ended.
A third mother and child also received a cheque for $250 from the Belize City Lions Club for being the first neediest child to be born in 2015.
Lioness, Edilia Zayden, told reporters that they took this initiative three years ago after having observed that some families who receive gift for having the first newborn at new years don’t always need the prizes, while many times, families who really need the donation are often times overlooked.