Natalia Mahoney is celebrating her birthday in a big way … after all it’s only once that you turn 12 on 12-12-12. The LVMS sixth grader has been looking forward to this day for a long time. “Turning 12 on 12/12/12 is super cool,” Natalia said. “I can see myself in the future telling my kids about having my name in the paper for this great reason.”

Natalia was quoted in Newsday and interviewed by News12 reporter Ken Grimball about her special birthday, making the day even more special. “I am the only one in my huge family of fifty relatives with a birthday with this pattern. I have been looking forward to 12/12/12 for at least a year," Natalia explained.

Tune in to News12 on 12-12-12 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to help Natalia celebrate!

Happy Birthday, Natalia!