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Surviving Octuplets Celebrate Birthday

The first set of octuplets  to be born alive have recently reached a major milestone by turning ten on December 20, 2008.  The five girls and two boys,alive, stood behind their large, square cake – half vanilla and half chocolate and blew out the candle.  Parents Nkem Chukwu and Iyke Louis Udobi, said “they are astonished and grateful that their children have grown up to be healthy and active kids who are now in the fourth grade.  It’s amazing. It’s wonderful. It’s just a miracle.”

For one of the children, Saturday wasn’t her actual DOB.  She was born on December 8th.  The other seven were born 12 days later.

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