Rush and Whitten have girl

Mayah Lauren

Mayah Lauren

Brian Rush and Deseray Whitten announce the birth of their child, Mayah Lauren, 21 inches, 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

She was born Aug. 23 at Mercy Hospital.

Maternal grandmother is Sue Whitten of Des Peres.

Paternal grandparents are John and Betty Poore of south county.