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Monday, May 23, 2016

Your feel-good story of the day

Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey faced a tough decision. She was pregnant with more babies than had ever survived before -- seven. The doctors suggested selective reduction.

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:
  • 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. 
God sent them to Iowa to deliver a message.


  1. Feel good, indeed.

    Mom and Dad didn't give up on them, and they don't give up.

  2. God bless them...oh, wait, He already has. Beautiful story.

  3. America in microcosm ... minus the Leftards.

    If you want to know why the Left will never win out, here's your answer.

  4. Abortion is, in Johnny Rotten's words, a bloody disgrace. I was just thinking this morning about what you have to go through to potty train your child. It is an act of selfless humanity. Kids teach us, too.

  5. You find and print great stories, Don!

  6. I hate to throw cold water on this but a hospital I worked at once was self insured and one of the employees took advantage of a mistake in the insurance coverage to go for help with her infertility to a specialist offering advanced reproductive technologies and got about this pregnant. The kids spent to long in the neonatal ICU at another hospital, it nearly bankrupted her employer. These kinds of pregnancies are almost always drug induced these days and are a drain on the communities around them. I'm against abortion, too, but also: when you are having that much trouble getting pregnant, God is telling you something with his still, small voice. Listen.