‘Seven from Heaven’ turn 19 today

seven-from-heavenWorld’s first surviving septuplets turned 19 today and it was celebration time at the residence of McCaughey family in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

It was a stunning a unbelievable news for the world in 1997 when Bobbie McCaughey gave birth to seven children — four boys and three girls. It was regarded as a miracle and the children were called as “Seven from Heaven”. It was later known that “Bobbie and Kenny wanted to have a second child so they turned for help to the IVF Center. After learning that Bobbie was pregnant with seven children following fertility treatment, the couple declined selective reduction to reduce the number of infants. The doctors tried to dissuade them, but the devoutly religious parents stayed true to their decision” according to media reports of US.

Named as Kenny, Kelsey, Natalie, Brandon, Alexis, Nathan and Joel were hale and healthy from day one of their birth and they passed 18 years without encountering even single health issue.

The children were born really tiny, the weight of the smallest kid was 2 lbs 8 oz (1,13 kilos) and the biggest kid was 3 lbs 4 oz (1,5 kilos). And now they are doing well. Today they are healthy and in school.

Everybody understood the difficult and unusual situation of the McCaughey family, so many people and charity foundations helped them. The family got a new big house, and the kids had free meals at school and still went on vacations.

The older daughter, Mikayla, who was born a year earlier than her siblings, helped her mom to take care for the kids.

The children have set their targets. Brandon will be going to the Army after high school; Alexis wants to be an educator; Natalie wants to be an elementary school teacher; Kenny Jr. hopes for a career in construction; Nathan and Joel are going to become programmers, and Kelsey sings in the Iowa choir and wants to become a professional singer.

The septuplets will soon graduate from school and leave the nest. ’When they all will leave, it’s gonna be really drastic,’ Bobbie admits. ’Indeed, the house that was never quiet will become empty at once.’

Medaram Jathara

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