Bobbi McCaughey and her husband Kenny went through fertility treatment to have more babies. The couple from Des Moines, Iowa already had a daughter before they decided to go for the treatment. It was a success; Bobbi became pregnant with SEVEN babies, but the doctors advised her to terminate four of them since there are massive risks involved in carrying multiple babies.
The couple refused even though she was told that selective termination will increase the chances of the remaining babies to survive. They chose to keep all seven babies and Bobbi was able to carry all of them to term.
Bobbi was able to carry the septuplets to term.
However, the risks were indeed there. Most of the babies weighed just a little over two pounds, too low for the survival of premature babies. Still, the couple fought hard for their kids and thankfully all of them survived.
Of course, the problem didn’t end there. Two of the kids had cerebral palsy. One of these two had severe acid reflux, which was also evident with another child. These required the use of feeding tubes just to keep them alive.
Other people’s reactions towards the couple’s decision to keep the family are mixed. They got donations, which included a family van and college scholarships. A lot questioned their decision to keep a large brood, with some saying that the family is wasting the world’s resources. There are some who actually called the couple selfish for refusing the doctor’s advise to reduce the babies.
They were able to take care of the children with a lot of help from their friends!
The family got a house as a donation…
…as well as a family van!
Thankfully, all children did all right. They graduated from high school, with two of them choosing to stay in town and study at Des Moines Area Community College.
Four of the children are set to attend Hannibal-LaGrange University in Missouri on scholarships. One of them enlisted with the U.S. Army.
Seeing all their kids graduate totally made Bobbi and Kenny realize they made the right decision to keep all of the babies.
Watch the video to see how the septuplets are doing now:
Divorced Couple Reunites Each Year To Take Family Photos With Their Son
Civility is beauty.
It’s amazing to see how former couples can stay civil despite a bitter divorce – all for the love of their son. This story recently went viral on social media and it has since touched a lot of netizens’ hearts.
Although already divorced, Victoria Baldwin and Adam Dyson take time to meet each year to take a family photo with Bruce, their son. This has been a tradition for the family and they intend to keep it that way, despite the couple’s differences.
The post was originally shared on the Facebook page of Love What Matters.
Boy with a Life-Threatening Illness Fights to Stay Alive by Joining Triathlons
The eight-year-old boy from Malta has a serious illness that causes him to gain weight despite extreme exercises.
Jake Vella, an eight-year-old schoolboy from Malta, has a life-threatening hormonal illness, and he's fighting to stay alive by competing in triathlons. In 2015, Jake was diagnosed with ROHHAD (rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysregulation, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation), which causes him to keep gaining weight despite his rigorous efforts to exercise and eat healthy.
ROHHAD affects the nervous system controlling involuntary actions. People with this illness can show a variety of symptoms such as slow heartbeat, excessive sweating, altered pupil response to light, and the inability to maintain normal water balance in the body. Only less than 100 people have ever been diagnosed with this condition, and doctors are not sure how long Jake has left to live as no sufferer has ever survived past their 20s.
Jake suffers from a life-threatening hormonal illness.
Hundreds Of Yellow Cars Flooded a Posh Village to Support Old Man’s “Eyesore” Car
Vandals smashed his car windows and wrote “move” because the vehicle was “ugly”.
Retired dentist Peter Maddox, 84, was left without a choice but to scrap his yellow Vauxhall Corsa car after vandals scratched the word “move” and smashed the driver's side window and rear windscreen.
Later on, mechanics told him that repairing all the damage and respraying the vehicle will cost thousands of dollars. So he decided to scrap it instead.
People have often slammed Maddox’ banana-colored car as an “eyesore.”
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