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Lowell Couple Welcomes Lowell General’s First Baby of 2021

Parents Zuleisly Cruz, left, and Jean Casara rang in the New Year with Lowell’s First Baby, Izabela Grace Casara Cruz, who weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

Lowell, Mass. – More than 2,000 babies are born each year at The Birthplace at Lowell General Hospital, but only one can be the first. Izabela Grace Casara Cruz was born at 2:35 a.m. New Year’s Day to parents Jean Casara and Zuleisly Cruz of Lowell. Izabela arrived a day early, her parents say, but she was ready, needing just a couple of pushes to come into the world. She is 20½ inches long and weighs 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Lowell General Hospital is a not-for-profit, community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, the hospital offers the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors. For more information about Lowell General Hospital and its services, visit, follow on Twitter @LGHWELL and Like Lowell General Hospital on Facebook.
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