Abram Emil Heckman was born Nov. 21, 2011, at Ransom Memorial Hospital to Aaron and Sarah Heckman, Ottawa.

He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 22 inches long.

He has three siblings, Kelvin, 12, Sophia, 6, and Anna, 4.

Grandparents are Deloris Mavity, Ottawa; Ron and Kris Mavity, North Carolina; and Marge and John Heckman, Independence.

Great-grandmothers are LaVunn Ulery, Independence, and Beverly Mavity, Emporia.