The world’s first surviving septuplets are getting ready to celebrate their 26th birthday

In 1997 the world’s first septuplets were born to couple Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey in Iowa, U.S.

The birth of these special babies, who were born 9 weeks prematurely, attracted headlines around the world as the new parents were inundated with invites for interviews.

They ended up appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show to celebrate their first birthday and each received their own birthday cake. They also got to meet former president Bill Clinton.

The world’s first surviving set of septuplets Kenny Jr., Alexis, Natalie, Kelsey, Nathan, Brandon and Joel kept their parents, who already had a daughter, very busy.

According to the babies required an average of 52 nappies and 42 bottles of milk each day.

The couple did receive a lot of donations to help look after their babies include a 5,500 square foot home, a van, a year’s worth of Kraft’s macaroni and cheese, diapers for the first two years and full college scholarships for any state university in Iowa, as per the Daily Mail.

Their parents still worked hard to do all they could to reduce the cost of caring for 8 children and started growig their own vegetables.

Two of the septuplets, Alexis and Nathan, were diagnosed with cerebral palsy and they required the use of walkers. In 2005 Nathan had back surgery to improve his walking abilities and has since taught himself how to get around without a walker.

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