New York Hospital Queens Marks Lunar New Year by Celebrating Baby Born in the Year of the Horse
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Flushing, N.Y., January 31, 2014 — New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) celebrated the Lunar New Year by welcoming a baby girl, Meiomi, born here in the Year of the Horse! Meiomi was born at 12:39 a.m. and delivered by Ing-Yann Jeng, M.D., attending physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYHQ. She was born to proud parents Yin Liu and Chris Gammon. This is the couple's second child.
“It was a happy surprise to have Meiomi on the Lunar New Year. She wasn’t due until February 6," said mother, Yin Liu. “Meiomi and my father are both born in the Year of the Horse and that is considered good luck for our family,” she added.
The Lunar New Year is celebrated by many Asian cultures. The date of the Lunar New Year is determined by the moon's cycle and each year correlates with one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Each animal holds a special meaning; the horse symbolizes strength and power.
A $250 gift card and a congratulatory basket of flowers from the hospital were among the first gifts received by the family.
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University. For more information, visit www.nyhq.org.
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Proud parents and grandmother pose with new baby girl, Meiomi.