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Jan 2, 2013

Another mother of newborn honored by Lions

Also giving birth to a beautiful six pound four ounces baby girl was Raquel Franklin. Janayla, her fifth child, was due later this month, but late Monday night, Franklin experienced labor pains and was rushed to the hospital where she delivered her baby girl. And good tidings also came her way. Apart from receiving a package from the San Cas Group, Franklin received a two hundred and fifty dollar donation from the Belize City Lion’s Club. President of the Lion’s Club, Marisol Melado, says the donation is given to the neediest mother every New Year. News Five spoke to Franklin as well as Melado, about the donation this morning.


Raquel Franklin, Recipient, Lion’s Club Donation

“I was having some bad back pain and I decided to come. I didn’t know that it was time to have baby because they said it was later on down in January. So when I came they said I was at nine centimeter and I went straight into delivery.”


Marisol Melado

Marisol Melado, President, Belize City Lions Club

“It was decided last year to give it annual to the first needy mother—the person that needs it most. It is usually a basket with baby stuff and so forth. This year I discussed it with Miss Malva, who is the coordinator of this event, and I said it would be best to give monetary cash of two hundred and fifty dollars to the mother so that she spends it how she best needs it. A mother has nine months to prepare so I would think that they would have stuff already so I believe it was the best thing to do so we discussed it with K.H.M.H. and here we are.”


Raquel Franklin

Raquel Franklin

“It will be great help to me so I am grateful for it so thanks.”


Marisol Amaya, Krem FM

“So your other babies are males or females?”


Raquel Franklin

“The last four is girl and the oldest is a boy.”

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1 Response for “Another mother of newborn honored by Lions”

  1. Tashy says:

    Congrats, it’s always like your first time. Cute. Be blessed in all you do. May Our God watch over you and your family

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