First baby of 2022 born at Clara Maass

Sabrina Hammond-Sijuwade and Adekanmi Sijuwade are the proud parents of son Elijah, the first baby born (Jan. 2 at 3:36 a.m.) at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, in 2022. Through the donations of new baby clothes and accessories from the Giving Tree of St. Anthony’s Church in Belleville and gifts of embroidered 2022 blankets and onesies from Eileen Fiore, wife of Dr. Philip Fiore, of Nutley, baskets were created to provide for the first baby of 2022.

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