Even though Bobby and Kenny McCaughey already had one kid, they decided that having another child would make them even happier.
After Kenny was unable to conceive for a considerable amount of time due to her condition, the couple made the decision to go through with IVF treatment.
Because of the low survival rate of embryos, they implanted seven embryos into the lady. This is the standard procedure, as only one embryo often makes it to birth. Unanticipatedly, though, every single embryo made it through the process alive.
1997 was the year that saw the birth of all seven of the children. It truly was a miraculous occurrence.
At delivery, each of the kids weighed approximately one and a half kilos.
Unfortunately, two of the newborns were diagnosed with cerebral palsy; nevertheless, shortly after undergoing a number of operations, the babies were able to stand on their own two feet and walk.
This story caused a sensation in all of the media; as a result, newspapers and television programs started to report about this family.
However, the family started to have hardships. There was a shocking deficit in financial resources…
We were fortunate in that, as a result of the publicity that surrounded the tale, the folks in our immediate environment were sympathetic.
Everyone who was able to assisted Mr. McCaughey in any way they could, whether it be monetarily or by sending him clothes and toys. Even the sitting President of the United States of America at the time was not excluded.
It wasn’t long until this large family was given a spacious new home, and they also received free food.
After graduating from high school, the students had their choice of numerous universities to attend, all of which were already prepared to accept them.
It’s been over 25 years since we last spoke. You are able to observe the sevens in their current configuration.
This is Natalie, a young lady with the ambitious goal of earning a degree in education in order to teach primary school. She is the most accomplished alumna of the institution.
Brandon, this individual has an interest in joining the armed forces.
Kelsey, when she was delivered, her weight was only 907 grams. The young lady has a stunning voice and has always had ambitions to pursue a career in music.
Participating in the school choir is a fun activity for Kelsey.
And this is Kenny, who is currently attending Des Moines Community College for the construction program. Since he was a little boy, he has had the ambition to work in the construction industry.
Alexis has cerebral palsy and aspires to work in education after being diagnosed at birth.
Despite the fact that the young lady walks with an assistive device, the high school cheering team has elected her to the position of second captain.
Nathan, who was also born with cerebral palsy, aspires to work in the scientific community someday. He attends Hannibal-Lagrange University and is majoring in computer science there.
And this is Joel; he was the very last child to be born, and he has decided to pursue a degree in computer science at Hannibal-Lagrange University, where he is already enrolled.
After the children have been separated, Kenny has admitted that she is at a loss for what to do and that she is quite lonely.
After all, she is accustomed to the house always being loud and exciting, and she is also used to the fact that there is always work to be done.
However, she has a lot of pride for her children because they have grown up to be wonderful people and will soon have successful careers.
This makes her extremely happy. And Kenny is excitedly anticipating the arrival of her future grandchildren.