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Veronica De La Cruz Welcomes Baby Boy Hartley Eric

USMagazine, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 5:00pm (PDT)

Veronica De La Cruz is a new mom to a healthy baby boy. NBC's Early Today Show host and MSNBC anchor gave birth to her first child, son Hartley Eric, on March 13 in NYC.

De la Cruz's beautiful baby boy, weighing 8 lbs., 4 oz at birth, was named after her late brother who died in 2009.

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"Before my brother died, I started an online campaign to raise money for a life-saving heart transplant," De La Cruz said in a statement to Us Weekly about her Eric De La Cruz Hope for Hearts Foundation. "Thousands of compassionate Twitter followers came out to support the effort and we lovingly referred to them as Eric's Twitter Army. They all displayed banners on their online avatars that read, '[heart] Eric,' which is where my son's name comes from. If you look at my own social media profile, you will see still see a heart followed by the name Eric. That is what inspired my son's name."

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"After the pain and devastation of losing Eric almost four years ago, having a healthy baby feels like an incredible miracle," De La Cruz, 32, added. "Of course, he couldn't be any more beautiful. I think I can safely say I have finally met the love of my life."

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The anchor and new mom will be launching a new non-profit organization and website later this year to share her her journey into motherhood.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Veronica De La Cruz Welcomes Baby Boy Hartley Eric

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