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Triplet 'snow babies' get a surprise visit from Santa

Eimear Ni Bhraonain

Published 27/12/2010 | 05:00

SANTA paid a surprise visit to Wexford General Hospital and the country's newest triplets as they slept in their hospital incubators.

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Wexford's famous "snow babies" were born after their mother was rescued from her snowbound rural home on Mount Leinster.

The babies arrived eight weeks early on December 1 -- and are almost ready for home after weeks in hospital.

"We are hoping to have them all home over the next couple of weeks," their mother Mandy Hayden-Freeman last night told the Irish Independent.

"They're putting on weight at a great rate and are taking to their bottles slowly but surely."

Mrs Hayden-Freeman gave birth to her three little boys Aaron, Finn and Ryan shortly after she was rushed to Wexford General. Her husband John called the hospital and an off-road vehicle made the treacherous journey to the family's home in Ballindaggin.

Irish Independent

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