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East Texans celebrate lucky birthdays on 11-11-11

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Some believe Friday was a lucky day, after all it was 11-11-11. For a few East Texans, it was also their birthday.

Friday's not just any day, it's 11-11-11 and Haley Ray is turning, yes you guessed it, eleven.

"Awesome! It's fun. I get to be on TV!" said Haley.  

Haley says her day is even more special because her birthday also falls on Kissame University Day, which is a yearly event to show the kids what different careers are like, including taking care of animals.

Across town, Eliana Garcia gave birth to her second child, baby Kaylee, born on 11-11-11. Kaylee was originally due Sunday, November 13th,  but she was welcomed to the world two days early.

"Lucky, blessed that she was born on a day like today and that's it. I have no words," she said.

Ironically, Haley was born just a few rooms down on the very floor Kaylee was born. 11-11-11, a day, Haley and Kaylee will share forever.

At Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, at least six babies were born on 11-11-11. One baby was born at ETMC in Tyler.

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