The world's first seven-year-olds turned 18! Here's what they look like today

The world's first seven-year-olds turned 18! Here's what they look like today

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In 1997, Kenny and Bobby McCaughey's family had seven twins at once — four boys and three girls. The news about this miracle spread all over the world. Of course, the McCaughey twins became the first safely born seven—year-olds in the world. They were nicknamed the "Seven from Heaven".

The babies were named Kenny, Kelsey, Natalie, Brandon, Alexis, Nathan and Joel. Raising twins has become a real feat for the couple, and everyone who has children will understand why. But despite all the difficulties, the kids grew up in a warm, caring and friendly family.

And this year the seven-year—olds celebrated their 18th anniversary - one for everyone. They have turned into wonderful young people who have already chosen who they will become in the future.

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The world's first seven-year-olds turned 18! Here's what they look like today

1. The couple tried to have a second child and turned to the IVF center. When the amazed doctors reported that seven embryos had taken root, Kenny and Bobby decided to leave all of them. They tried to dissuade them, but the believing parents did not give in.

The world's first seven-year-olds turned 18! Here's what they look like today

2. The children were born tiny, the smallest weighed 1.13 kg, and the largest — 1.5 kg. The doctors made every effort to ensure that the "Seven from Heaven" survived and grew up healthy. Two — Alexis and Nathan — were born with cerebral palsy, and they had to have surgery so they could walk. Today they are healthy and studying at school.

The world's first seven-year-olds turned 18! Here's what they look like today

3. Everyone understood how difficult it was for this unusual family, and charitable foundations actively helped them: they were given a big house, children could eat at school for free and go on vacation. Nevertheless, the head of the family always worked, and the children were taught to work and explained how important it was to achieve everything themselves.

The world's first seven-year-olds turned 18! Here's what they look like today

4. The eldest daughter, Mikaela, who was born a year before the twins, helps her mother feed the babies.

The world's first seven-year-olds turned 18! Here's what they look like today

5. In the second row from left to right: Brandon, Alexis, Joel and Nathan. In the front row from right to left: Kenny Sr., Kenny Jr., Kelsey, Natalie and their mom, Bobby. The children have already decided who they will become: Brandon is going to join the army after school, Alexis wants to become a teacher, Natalie is a teacher, Kenny is a builder, and Nathan and Joel will be programmers. Kelsey sings in the Iowa State Choir and dreams of a career as a singer.

The world's first seven-year-olds turned 18! Here's what they look like today

6. They are not just brothers and sisters, but real friends. Twin girls at the wedding of Mikaela's older sister, who turned 19.

The world's first seven-year-olds turned 18! Here's what they look like today

7. Children will soon graduate from school and fly away from their parents' nest. "It's going to be a pretty cool life change," Bobby admits. Of course: the house, which has never been quiet, will be empty at once.

Keywords: Gemini | Family

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