First baby born in 2020 sign of a local family keeping the faith
The first baby born in Newberg in 2020 was in no rush to enter the world. In fact, she waited until late afternoon on Jan. 1 to make her appearance.
Jasmine Faith Elliott was born at 3:41 p.m. on New Year's Day at Providence Newberg Medical Center. She weighs 8 pounds three ounces and measures a healthy 19 inches long.
Jasmine is the daughter of parents Brian and Malia Elliott, who suffered through two miscarriages and the stillborn birth of a daughter in September 2017.
The Elliott's gave their daughter the middle name of Faith as a reminder of that journey, a PNMC spokeswoman said.
"The support of the Nora Madelyn Fund and our church gave us the faith to try again," Brian Elliott said in a release.
The Nora Madelyn Fund for Infant and Child Loss supports bereaved families who "have experienced pregnancy loss or the death of a child," the release said.
The Elliotts were among those participating in the fund's inaugural Remembrance Walk in October 2015 and have participated every year since.
They thanked the PNMC nurses who work with the fund and supported them during their daughter's birth – Miranda Williams, Dottie Massey and Judge Travers -- as well as the physician who delivered the youngster, Dr. Tami Rodgers.
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