Arizona baby, great-great grandma born 100 years apart

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(KPNX)

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. — One Arizona woman got an amazing gift for her 100th birthday: a great-great-grandson, KPNX reports.

Weston Alexander Heiser came into the world Monday, exactly 100 years to the day Dorothy Martell was born.

Martell went to the hospital Tuesday to meet him, a present worth the wait.

Alyssa Heiser of Peoria, Ariz., Weston’s mother and Martell’s great-granddaughter, said Weston is a ray of sunshine for her great-grandmother after a difficult time.

“She lost her fourth son, and she had two other deaths in her family at her age, obviously,” Heiser said. “So she was so happy to meet this little guy and celebrate life.”

Heiser said Martell has touched so many lives in her century of life.

“She is one of the most inspirational people in my life,” Heiser said. “There’s something so special about her that everyone who meets her can feel.

“She’s so full of joy and life and has such a strong faith. She’s just the most wonderful lady that I’ve ever met,” her great-granddaughter said.

As soon as Heiser found out she was pregnant with her first child, she was hoping and praying that the birth would coincide with her great grandmother’s birthday.

Thursday also marks an anniversary for Heiser and Alex Heiser, her husband of 5½ years.

“I tear up every time I think about it,” Alyssa Heiser said. “Just the fact that God gave us this gift unlike any other gift we could receive in life.”