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Updated Oct 16, 2013 - 8:15 am

Newborn baby beats birthday odds at Scottsdale hospital

SCOTTSDALE -- At 6 lbs., 7 ounces, Ava Keel was born after an emergency cesarean section at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center. She was delivered ahead of schedule, after doctors discovered the baby was breach and mom was already in labor.

Ava being born on October 14 now shares a special day with other family members. Her father and grandfather now share the same birthdate: October 14.

"She's going to be really special, don't have any doubt that all," said proud Grandfather, Thomas Keel.

The odds of that are about 300,000 to 1.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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