It seems only fitting that Ekas Sharma was Niagara Health’s first baby born on the first day of 2021.
The name his mom, Manu, and dad, Kam, chose means One in Punjabi.
“When we named him Ekas, we wanted him to be one because I really felt he was a miracle baby,” says Manu. “I never thought I would be a mother. I had gone through so much. My preference was that he be born on the first, because it’s a coincidence that his name means one and only one in Punjabi. In our religion (Sikhism) we believe that God is one and only one.”
Ekas was born at 12:55 a.m. on Jan. 1 on the Women’s and Babies’ Unit at our St. Catharines Site.
“We both cried,” Manu says of the arrival of Ekas. “He is healthy and perfectly fine and it’s a pure miracle for us. It has been a long journey. My prayers have been answered.”
The Niagara Falls family says they wish everyone a better year ahead.
“Our hopes and prayers were answered and we hope that everyone’s hopes and prayers will be answered, and that we can all get through this pandemic together," says Manu.