Athletics champion Cydonie Mothersill-Stephens and her husband Ato Stephens have acquired their own little champion – a baby daughter.
The couple had kept her pregnancy secret and were expecting the birth later in the year but their tiny princess had other ideas.
Sophie Aimee Stephens was born a couple of months prematurely at the George Town Hospital on 8 June at 7.07pm.
“Although Sophie came earlier than expected, she is doing quite well and has maintained stability since her birth,” said Mrs. Mothersill-Stephens.
“We have now taken up residence at a Miami Hospital to cater to Sophie’s needs until she can be released.
“We are forever indebted to the doctors, midwives and staff at the Health Services Authority who gave first class care to myself and Sophie throughout the entire ordeal.
“Additionally gratitude must be extended to Minister Osbourne Bodden, Mrs. Jennifer Ahearn and The New Testament Church of God, friends and family who went above and beyond to extend prayers and assistance at such a trying time in my life.
“Lastly to the entire community for their prayers, phone calls and texts during this difficult time has been appreciated.”
Most recently Mothersill-Stephens pulled off another successful Cayman Invitational track and field meet.
She has competed worldwide representing the Cayman Islands in track and field events, including stints at the Olympics. Mr. Stephens is a sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago. The parents are keeping pictures of the baby out of the public domain.