Mom Gives Birth to 2021 Gerber Baby After Surviving Breast Cancer

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The 2021 Gerber baby has been announced as 4 months old, Zane Kahin.

Zane, who has been described as having a “playful smile that can light up any room,” was selected as 2021’s Gerber baby after his parents entered him as a joke to find out how cute he actually is, Today reports.

Zane won despite competing against the thousands of other babies entered into this year’s Gerber baby contest by their parents.

Describing her son in a press release, Zane’s mom, Erin Kahin said: “Zane is our little comedian — he loves to crack himself up and even wakes up laughing.”

But Zane is not only their “little comedian,” he is also their miracle as this new mom survived breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy before her son’s birth.

“On February 3, 2021, our shining light Zane came into our lives — beating all odds,” Erin said.

“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at twenty-seven years old and a newly single woman, my doctors were unsure how the impact of chemotherapy, radiation, and a double mastectomy would impact my ability to have children. After getting married to my husband over a year ago, we surprisingly conceived naturally and had a near-perfect pregnancy. Our family continues to enjoy every moment and look at life with appreciation and a sense of humor.”

As the winner of Gerber’s eleventh annual photo search, Zane will become the official Gerber Spokesbaby. A title that, for the first time, includes taking on the role of Chief Growing Officer (CGO) on the brand’s executive committee and official Chief Taste Tester for new baby food products.

The Kahin family will also receive a $25,000 prize, free Gerber products for up to a year, and a wardrobe provided by Gerber Childrenswear.

Alongside that the brand is also selling a limited-edition in Zane’s honour, a CGO Onesie and for every onesie sold, Gerber will donate the equivalent purchase amount to Delivering Good, an organisation providing resources for children in need.

As per PopSugar, Gerber representative Mohini Joshi said: “Photo Search is a moment that brings families together in celebration year after year, and the Gerber family is delighted to welcome Zane as this year’s Gerber Spokesbaby and first-ever Chief Growing Officer.

“By recognising that every baby is a Gerber baby, we celebrate the diversity of families — whether that’s where we’re from, who our parents are or the circumstances in which baby came into the world.”

Cpnfratulations, baby Zane!