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Jan 2, 2015

Alison Garcia is the New Year Baby

The birth of baby Allison Garcia is a moment that will forever remain etched in the history of her family.  Not only does January first mark her birthday but she is also the first newborn for 2015.  With that distinction comes gifts in the form of care packages, donations from San Cas and Brodies, as well as the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  This morning we were invited over to meet baby Allison and her parents.


Isani Cayetano, Reporting

The birth of baby Allison Garcia on New Year’s Day is an invaluable gift for her family.  Not only was the newborn the first to be delivered at the start of 2015 but she is also the first child to her young mother.  This morning, we were invited to the maternity ward at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where twenty-two-year-old Sayra Garoy and her daughter were showered with gifts.


Aisha Trapp-Rudon

Aisha Trapp-Rudon, Brand Manager, San Cas Ltd.

“We are proud again to be a part of this consecutive tradition.  This is our fourth baby that we are presenting to and we are proud to say that this year we are giving the first baby that was born in the districts a package as well.  Of course, you have mothers from the districts who come in here and have their babies so it’s not necessarily all the time that the baby is from the city.  This year’s baby is from Fresh Pond Village, a bouncing baby girl and she is going to be rewarded a case of Huggies Active Set diapers, a case of wipes, a case of Dutch Lady milk, Ovaltine and Seven Seas.  All of those things are very necessary for a mother.  We partnered with the K.H.M.H. of course and we ensure that everything that we are giving is accepted by them because this is by-friendly hospital.”


C.E.O., Dr. Adrian Coye, shares details of the delivery.


Adrian Coye,

Dr. Adrian Coye, C.E.O., K.H.M.H.

“The baby that was born is a baby girl, seven pounds ten ounces; healthy and born at 3:55 p.m.  She’s a first-time mother from the Fresh Pond area in Burrell Boom.”



“And the delivery, was it a normal one?”


Dr. Adrian Coye

“It is a normal delivery, uneventful and it is, everybody’s fine at this point, [including] the baby girl.  This is a very great initiative I think, it started several years ago where with the firstborn we celebrate and different business houses, in particular Santiago Castillo has been giving packages for both mother and baby and I think it’s a very noble gesture and it’s the celebration of birth and the first baby for the year 2015, you know.  We are a country that’s growing, a growing population and we welcome these newborns and hopefully they go on to become great leaders in the country and to do great things.  So we’re very happy that the business community is helping in this way.  We also will be offering a package, a care package to the family and the baby of the last baby born in 2014.”


Likewise the Belize City Lions Club is donating a check to the most needy mother to welcome a baby into her family on New Year’s Day.


Edilia Zayden

Edilia Zayden, Representative, Belize City Lions Club

“Instead of giving this baby a whole gift with all the little things that would normally be in there, like a bottle, you know, extra nipples, maybe diapers and different things.  Even though sometimes a lady who would be in need that would be the first thing that they would purchase for themselves, you know, the necessities for having a baby, so we decided and that was what was in there.  So we decided that it was not necessary to give that because maybe this lady already have these things so now we’ve decided on giving the lady a check, cashed so that she could buy really the things that she would need or even pay her hospital bill which would become very important.”


Reporting for News Five, I am Isani Cayetano.

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1 Response for “Alison Garcia is the New Year Baby”

  1. Verna says:

    Actually a baby boy born at PG hospital minutes before 1am beats her to it… but unfortunately we live in a forgotten world:((

    Sad to say but its reality.

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