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People in the Community: Rob Jackson
I love this picture that a local mom shared on the Facebook page yesterday. She said she had "Welcomed my husband home from Kuwait and surprised the kids, they had no clue daddy was coming home. Best Christmas present ever!"
Rob is retired from the Air Force and has been working in Kuwait on a private security contract for 8 months. Welcome home, dad, and thank you for your service. We wish you a Merry Christmas!
Births happen every day in Volusia County, but not everyone has their picture in the paper for being the hospital's first birth of a New Year. That's an interesting fact about Amber Klarich, of Daytona Beach, that she will always have over most others.
Amber was the first baby born at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, on New Year's Day in 1985. She was born at 5:09 a.m., weighing in at 7lbs, 2 ounces.
"According to my mom, the lady that was due on New Year's had her child right before midnight, so she gave my mom the her robe she is wearing for her photographs," says Amber. "I was called Baby New Year by the staff."
Not only was Amber born at Halifax Health, but she's a fan of the hospital and chose to deliver her own children there as well. Her son Landon was born on May 29, 2010, and her son Jordan was born on July 13, 2015.
As we head into another New Year, we can only wonder who will be the first baby born on that day. And... will that baby grow up to be a Volusia County Moms fan?! Happy soon-to-be 31st birthday to Amber!
Here she is holding the newspaper clipping that announced her birth being the first for 1985: