New life: First Big Island baby of 2019 birthed at KCH

  • Clarissa and Johnson Garcia celebrate the birth of their second daughter, Alekah Obra Garcia, who was Hawaii Island’s first newborn of 2019. ((Garcia family/courtesy photo))

  • Clarissa and Johnson Garcia celebrate the birth of their second daughter, Alekah Obra Garcia, who was Hawaii Island’s first newborn of 2019. (Courtesy photo/Garcia family)

KAILUA-KONA — Alekah Obra Garcia waited just long enough to be first.