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Leap Year baby, now 16, celebrates birthday No. 4


March 4, 2020

JAVI CUEVAS blows out the candle Saturday, Feb. 29, on one of his rare true birthdays.

Javi Cuevas celebrated his fourth true birthday Saturday, Feb. 29.

That's because Cuevas, now truly, 16, was born on Feb. 29, Leap Day, in 2004, in Prineville.

His mother, Lisa Cuevas, said it didn't really dawn on anybody, until after Javi had arrived, that there was anything extra-special about the day. Javi would be the youngest of her five children.

"My blood pressure was super high," she said. "The doctor didn't want to wait. None of us realized it until after he was born. The doctor didn't think about it."

Since then she's done the math on the likelihood of having a Leap Day birth...

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