When Esther Visosky had her daughter 25 years ago on her own birthday of March 7, in the hospital where she had been born, people were amazed. But it wasn’t unheard-of, she said.
“My daughter had a friend growing up, and her and her mother had the same birthday, too. It was kind of neat,” said Visosky, 61.
But when Visosky’s daughter, Jennifer Ravese, had her daughter this March 7 at that same hospital — now Shore Medical Center — it was another level of amazing.
“To have the third one on the same day, well, we don’t know anybody else like that,” Visosky said.
The family knew it was possible, as soon as they found out Ravese’s due date was March 17.
When her water broke five minutes into her birthday, “I started laughing,” Ravese said. “I said, ‘Unbelievable. She’s coming today.’”
Ravese and fiance George Price, of Egg Harbor Township, named the baby Riley Marie Price.
She was born 6:22 a.m, which was the same time Visosky had her 27-year-old son, Dan Ravese, of Ventnor, she said.
“He was born Dec. 7,” she said. “We’re all sevens. He wasn’t March 7, but he’s still with the sevens.”
Jennifer Ravese also has a 2-year-old son, Tyler, born June 17.
Above and beyond
Iris Ayala, of Lower Township, a billing representative at Cape Regional Medical Center, gave up a Christmas party to help a patient go through three years of billing and insurance records.
In recognition, the hospital in Cape May Court House has made her its Service Excellence of the Month recipient for February.
“She willingly handles all Spanish-speaking inquiries and works with all patients to resolve their questions and concerns,” said Anne Peters, director of Patient Accounts.
Cheering for LBI
Seniors Kelsey Sullivan and Shana Maw, of Southern Regional High School’s DECA Club, won third place in Public Relations Promotion at the State Competition in Cherry Hill, for the “LBI is ALIVE” program they helped develop.
Both of Stafford Township, they are now eligible to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., April 24 to April 27.
Freshman Halle Feeney, of Stafford Township, was in the top six in the state in Professional Selling / Tourism Event, a big accomplishment for a first year DECA member, said business teacher and group adviser Sharon Faith.
Faith was honored by NJ DECA with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for her 26 years as DECA adviser.