Bobby and Kenny McCaughey already had one child in the family, but they lacked another baby for complete happiness. For health reasons, Kenny could not get pregnant for a long time, and the couple decided to have IVF.
The woman was planted with 7 embryos, so did everyone, because in fact, as a rule, only one takes root. But the unexpected happened, all the embryos survived.
In 1997, all seven children were born. It was a real miracle. All the babies weighed about one and a half kilograms at birth, unfortunately two 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 broadcasts. But difficulties began in the family. Money was sorely lacking…
Fortunately, thanks to the publicity of this whole story, the surrounding people reacted to this with understanding. The Mccaughs all began to help: who 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 meals. Many universities were already waiting for their children to study after they graduated from school.
It’s been almost 24 years. You can see what the sevens look like at the moment.
This is Natalie, a girl who wants to study to be a primary school teacher. She graduated from school the best of all.
Brandon, the guy wants to serve in the army.
Kelsey, she was born with a weight of 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 construction student at Des Moines Community College. Since childhood, he wanted to become a builder.
Alexis was born with cerebral palsy, she wants to become a teacher. A girl walks with a special device, but despite this, she is the second captain of the cheerleading team in high school.
Nathan was also born with cerebral palsy, he dreams of becoming a scientist. The guy is studying 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 enrolled at 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 fun and there is always work.
But she is very proud of her children, because they have grown up worthy people and will soon find good professions. And Kenny is already looking forward to grandchildren.