That meant abortion.
They were adamantly opposed aborting even one of the seven babies she was carry. "It's in God's hands," she said.
And so she delivered seven babies, nine weeks prematurely. Three of them suffered health issues, which would last two of them the rest of their lives, if they ever made it.
On Sunday, more than 18 years later, all seven of them graduated from Carlisle High School in Iowa. Their parents had take then advice of the surviving Dionne quintuplets, and shielded their children from the public eye. The parents limited the interviews to their birthdays, and then oinly with a local TV station (KCCI) and Ladies Home Journal.
From the Daily Mail:
God sent them to Iowa to deliver a message.
- Natalie hopes to become an elementary school teacher.
- Brandon will join the Army -- a dream he has had since the age of three.
- Kelsey, who was the lightest baby at 2lb 5oz, is in the high school choir and wants to study music in college.
- Kenny Jr. wants to pursue construction and will study at the Des Moines Area Community College.
- Alexis, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is co-captain of the cheer squad and wants to be a teacher. She graduated at the top of her class.
- Nathan, who also has cerebral palsy and taught himself how to walk, hopes for a career in science after school .
- Joel, who was the last to be born, plans to pursue computer science in college.