Celebrating The First Year Of Life

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Babies participated in a walking contest at Payson Regional Medical Center's Annual Tiny Toes Birthday Party.

Gifts, prizes, cakes and clowns were abundant at the annual Tiny Toes birthday party at Payson Regional Medical Center hosted for babies born at the hospital in the past year.

"We are especially pleased that we were able to offer a $5,000 college scholarship during the party," said PRMC chief executive officer Chris Wolf.

Kelten Taylor, son of Katy and Justin Taylor, was awarded the $5,000 scholarship.

At just 11 months, Kelten raced other babies in a crawling game, but he's trying to walk, said his mother.

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At 11 months old, Kelten Ryden, second from left, now has $5,000 in the bank for college, thanks to a scholarship from the Payson Regional Medical Center's Tiny Toes Program. Also pictured, Kelten's older sister and PRMC birthing director Lura Ryden, Katy Taylor and Chris Wolf, chief executive officer of PRMC.

"We're very happy about the scholarship award," Katy Taylor said.

Approximately 200 babies were delivered at the hospital last year, according to Lura Ryden, birthing center director.

All expectant mothers are eligible to join the Tiny Toes Maternity Program at PRMC. The comprehensive program guides new parents, month by month, through pregnancy.

Members receive monthly information newsletters, Tiny Toes take-home kits, access to online information about delivering at Payson Regional Medical Center, access to the Tiny Toes Internet Nursery and discounts from area merchants.

"We are excited about the Tiny Toes Maternity Program," Wolf said. "This service allows us to better serve our community and help parents through the often overwhelming experience of pregnancy."

PRMC will continue to offer a $5,000 scholarship each year of the Tiny Toes program.

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