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Home Local D.C. Community Originally published January 09, 2013

Howard University Hospital Welcomes Three New Babies on New Year’s Day

by AFRO Staff

    Ashley Johnson and Marcel Johnson Sr. welcomed their son, Marcel Jr. into the world. Courtesy Photo. (Courtesy Photo)
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The New Year brought new life to Howard University Hospital as three babies were born Jan. 1. to three local couples.

Amir Christopher Walley was the first, born at 2 a.m. to Christopher Walley, 23, and Chanel Jackson, 20. It was the couple’s first baby. He weighed 6 lbs. and 15 oz.

Bella Alice Novoa, all 6 lbs and 1 oz. of her, was born next at 3:45 p.m. to Marcella Novoa Sandoval, 25, and Jorge Rodezno, 30.

The last birth was Marcel Johnson Jr., born at 7:36 p.m. to Marcel Johnson Sr., 23, and Ashley Johnson, 22. He was the largest baby, weighing 7 lbs. and 4 oz. It was Ashley Johnson’s second child.