First baby of 2021 welcomed by Twin County Regional Healthcare in Galax

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Katrina and Ryan welcomed baby Sadie on Jan. 1, 2021, in Galax, where she was welcomed as Twin County Regional Healthcare's first baby of the year. (Photo: Courtesy Twin County Regional Healthcare)

Katrina and Ryan welcomed baby Sadie on Jan. 1, 2021, in Galax, where she was welcomed as Twin County Regional Healthcare’s first baby of the year. (Photo: Courtesy Twin County Regional Healthcare)

Galax, Va. (WFXR) — Twin County Regional Healthcare rang in 2021 in Galax Friday morning with the first bundle of joy of the year.

“The birth of the first baby of 2021 not only signifies the beginning of a new year, but renews and restores hope to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Katherine F. Bryant, OB/GYN at Twin County Regional Healthcare. “This past year has seen unprecedented challenges in modern healthcare and our staff and physicians have risen to these challenges to ensure patients continue to have positive experiences while receiving exceptional care.” 

According to Twin County Regional healthcare, little Sadie — weighing six pounds and one ounce, and measuring 19 inches — was born to Katrina and Ryan at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1

“We are very grateful for Twin County Regional Healthcare,” said Katrina. “Everyone was patient, helpful and kind. Sadie made her appearance a week early and having a baby during a pandemic is a little heavy on the nerves, but Dr. Bryant, the nurses and staff helped us feel at ease.”

“This was a very special moment,” said Dr. Guarav Nayyar, attending pediatrician. “Last year has been a difficult year for everyone. This baby is going to bring a lot of hope and joy to the family members and I wish this New Year does the same for everybody in our community.”

Twin County Regional Healthcare extended their gratitude to the businesses and organizations that contributed to the family of this New Year’s baby, including Adam’s Jewelers, Applebee’s Restaurant, Bojangles, Cassie’s Boutique, Chapters Book Store, Christ Chapel, County Line Café, El Rio Grande, Food City, Guynn Furniture & Mattress Company, Hardees, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Horton’s Supermarket, Ideal Florist, Mule Hell Trading Company, RJ’s Pizza and Sub Restaurant, Roy’s Diamond Center, Schewels Home in Galax, Subway in Galax, The Galax Cakery, Vaughn-Bassett Furniture, and Wendy’s in Galax.

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