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Baby born to mother battling cancer

The Vaillancourt family has grown again.

The Town of Tonawanda family – which has faced cancer along with the happiness of adoption – welcomed a new child, Wyatt Eli, early Friday morning at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst, said Meghan Eisenhauer, a relative.

Kim Vaillancourt, Wyatt’s mother, and her husband Phil have five children, ranging from 12 to 6.

The story of their family was told in The Buffalo News earlier this year, following Kim Vaillancourt’s diagnosis with a severe form of brain cancer, glioblastoma, shortly after the couple had adopted three children in December.

Eisenhauer, Kim’s sister, said that Wyatt Eli was born at 3:11 a.m., and weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces.

Wyatt was being monitored in the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital for his glucose levels, but was doing very well, Eisenhauer said.

Kim Vaillancourt was also doing all right, her sister said.

“Kim is in great spirits,” she said.

A benefit for the Vaillancourt family will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. April 24 at the Brounshidle American Legion Post, 3354 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Tickets cost $25 and can be bought at the door, Eisenhauer said.