1-in-2 million chance: Baby shares leap day birthday with dad

1-in-2 million chance: Baby shares leap day birthday with dad

- A baby has been born on a day which comes only once every four years, the same birthday as her father

- Baby Camila was born on 29 February 2020 to Ivan Peñaloza and his wife Jennifer Rebollar Cortez

- Peñaloza said little Camila was a gift from God and he shares a special bond with his daughter

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A couple from Rio Linda, identified as Ivan Peñaloza and his wife, Jennifer Rebollar Cortez, have welcome a miracle baby by the name of Camila at the Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She was born on 29 February, just as her father.

29 February is a leap day and only occurs every four years, which made the story extraordinary for both the father and daughter and especially together.

13wmaz.com reports that the hospital where the miracle baby was born confirmed the rareness of the occurrence, stating that it has only a 1 in 2.1 million chance of ever happening.

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The father of the miracle child spoke in an interview with excitement, stating how she was an answer to his prayer in the following words:

"I prayed to God for my little baby girl, and, now, we are going to share this amazing bond for the rest of our lives and I am just so happy! I couldn’t have asked for much more than a healthy baby, so this is just a beautiful, unexpected blessing."

Jennifer Rebollar Cortez, the mother, said the hospital gave her new daughter a frog outfit, cake, balloons and even sang 'Happy birthday'.

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“We feel so blessed to have our little Camila here and so incredibly shocked at the coincidence that she now shares her Leap Day birthday with her dad!" said Jennifer Rebollar Cortez, adding that, "She was actually due March 3, and so we never could have imagined this!"

In other news, Mona Monyane has started the #PowerOfWellness campaign aimed at teaching people to prioritise their physical, emotional and mental wellness.

The actress was inspired to start the movement after going through a tough emotional time herself.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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