First Baby of the Year Born at Altoona Regional

ALTOONA – The first Blair County baby of 2007 was born at 5:33 a.m. Jan. 1 in Altoona Regional Health System’s Maternity department to an Altoona couple.

William Ross Sankey was born to Susan and Shawn Sankey. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 3/4 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He has a big brother, John Patrick McGinley, 10.

As the first baby born at Altoona Regional, the family receives the following gifts:
Mother: a dozen red roses and a $50 gift certificate from Target
Father: a $50 gift certificate from Target
Baby: a $200 savings bond
A newborn picture taken at the hospital at no charge.

There were two other babies born at the hospital Jan. 1. Their families received the following:
Mothers: a half-dozen red roses and a $25 gift certificate from Target
Fathers: $25 gift certificate from Target
Babies: $75 savings bond
A newborn picture taken at the hospital at no charge.

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