The family of Bobby and Kenny McCaughey already had one child, but they needed another baby to be completely happy. For health reasons, Kenny could not get pregnant for a long time, and the couple decided on an IVF procedure. The woman was implanted with 7 embryos, everyone did this, because in fact, as a rule, only one takes root. But the unforeseen happened, all the embryos survived.
All seven children were born in 1997. It was a real miracle. All babies weighed about one and a half kilograms at birth, unfortunately, two of them were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but soon after several operations, the children were able to get on their feet and walk.
This case stirred up all the media, newspapers began to write about this family and make programs. But there were difficulties in the family. Money was sorely lacking…
Fortunately, thanks to the publicity of this whole story, the people around were sympathetic to this. McCaughey began to help everyone: whoever could – financially, some sent things and toys. Even the then president of America did not stand aside.
Soon this large family was presented with a large house, and they were also provided with free food. Many universities were already waiting for children to study after they graduated from high school.
It’s been 23 years already. You can see what the septuplets look like at the moment.
This is Natalie, the girl wants to learn to be a teacher of elementary grades. She did the best in school.
Brandon, the guy wants to serve in the military.
Kelsey, she was born weighing only 907 grams. The girl sings very beautifully and dreams of becoming a singer. Kelsey happily sings in the school choir.
And this is Kenny, he’s a building student at Des Moines Community College. Since childhood, he wanted to become a builder.
Alexis was born with cerebral palsy and wants to become a teacher. A girl walks with a special device, but despite this, she is the second captain of the cheerleader team in high school.
Nathan was also born with cerebral palsy, he dreams of becoming a scientist. The guy studies at the Faculty of Computer Science at Hannibal Lagrange University.
And this is Joel, he was born last, and he wants to study computer science in college and he has already entered Hannibal-Lagrange University.
Kenny admits that after the children left, she does not know what to do, she is very lonely. After all, she is used to the fact that the house is always noisy and cheerful and there is always work.
But she is very proud of her children, because they have grown up to be worthy people and will soon acquire good professions. And Kenny is already looking forward to grandchildren.