Numbers align for birthday boy Willoby

AS far as birthdays go, few would quite fall in the order of Willoby Carroll. 

Today will be unique for the youngster who will mark his ninth birthday on the 10th day of the 11th month in the 12th year.

Eagerly organising today’s celebrations, his mother Simone Carroll Di Cesare said hats and T-shirts had been made for the special day. 

“He’s been counting down the days from months ago. It’s just a bit of a freaky thing,” she said.

Candles will decorate a cake with the numbers nine, 10, 11 and 12 tonight as the family gathers to celebrate the special day in Melbourne. 

Although now living in the suburb of Berwick, Willoby was born at the Warrnambool Base Hospital. 

The family keeps close links with the south-west, with Willoby a member of the Port Fairy nippers.

“He’s in Warrnambool nearly every second weekend,” his mum said.

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