Four boys (Kenneth, Nathan, Brandon, and Joel) and three girls (Alexis, Natalie, and Kelsey) who were raised in Carlisle, Iowa. Born more than two months prematurely, they became the first surviving septuplets in history.
They were conceived through fertility drugs. At the time of their births, they weighed between two pounds and five ounces (Kelsey) and three pounds and four ounces (Kenneth).
Two of the septuplets -- Nathan and Alexis -- suffered from cerebral palsy.
They were born in Des Moines, Iowa to a family that included parents Bobbi and Kenny and older sister Mikayla.