In this 2015 photo, Maktius Hayes holds her then 2-week-old daughter, Serenity Secoy, as husband Steve Secoy holds their 18-month-daughter, Autumn Secoy. Autumn was born at 29 weeks. Hayes credits a Black Infant Health program at Fresno County Department of Public Health for helping her give full-term birth to Serenity, who weighed 7 pounds, 15-ounces.
In this 2015 photo, Maktius Hayes holds her then 2-week-old daughter, Serenity Secoy, as husband Steve Secoy holds their 18-month-daughter, Autumn Secoy. Autumn was born at 29 weeks. Hayes credits a Black Infant Health program at Fresno County Department of Public Health for helping her give full-term birth to Serenity, who weighed 7 pounds, 15-ounces. JOHN WALKER THE FRESNO BEE FILE
In this 2015 photo, Maktius Hayes holds her then 2-week-old daughter, Serenity Secoy, as husband Steve Secoy holds their 18-month-daughter, Autumn Secoy. Autumn was born at 29 weeks. Hayes credits a Black Infant Health program at Fresno County Department of Public Health for helping her give full-term birth to Serenity, who weighed 7 pounds, 15-ounces. JOHN WALKER THE FRESNO BEE FILE

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