Baby’s First Christmas at Home Takes on Special Meaning

For Dakin family, holidays bring a mix of emotions

Baby Leo Dakin celebrates his first Christmas at home. He wears a Santa hat while sitting outdoors on the grass in his family's backyard.

Leo Dakin

For Dakin family, holidays bring a mix of emotions

This holiday season will take on special meaning for the Dakin family. Baby Leo will celebrate his first Christmas at home, after spending all of last December and beyond in the neonatal intensive care unit at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

Leo was one of three triplets, but his two sisters passed away on the day he was born. CBS 8 covered the inspiring story of how mom Aly Dakin and family have navigated great loss and joy, while also giving back to others facing similar challenges. The NICU at Scripps La Jolla is operated as a partnership between Scripps and Rady Children’s Hospital.

Watch the CBS 8 story: Family cherishes first Christmas at home after two babies die during pregnancy, one survives

Learn more about Scripps Health, a nonprofit integrated health system in San Diego, Calif.

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