Family of Elgin newborn receives welcome home parade amid coronavirus outbreak

ELGIN, Ill. (WLS) -- A new Elgin mother received a surprise welcome home parade from her extended family and friends on Saturday.

Marialisa, who works on the front lines as a hospital radiology technician, gave birth to little Gianna Marie on Thursday.

She and her husband have been enjoying their new bundle of joy alone, following COVID-19 guidelines.

This is their first child so the family was anxious to get a glimpse of the baby, according to friends.

About 30 vehicles passed by as Marialisa and her husband waved back with Gianna Marie.
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