Surviving Octuplets Turn 10

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    Dec. 20, 2008: From left, Ebuka, Echerem, Jioke, Chima, Gorom, Chidi, Ikem and Favor, the surviving octuplets born to Nkem Chukwu, right, and husband Ikye Louis Udobi, not pictured, celebrate their 10th birthday in Houston, Texas. Their mother and father 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," said Chukwu, who had used fertility drugs.

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    Dec. 30, 1998: In this file photo, Nkem Chukwu and her husband Iyke Louis Udobi arrive at a press conference before her release from St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. Chukwu gave birth to octuplets, one of which died a week after birth.

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    Dec. 30, 1998: Nkem Chukwu is escorted by her husband, Iyke Louis Udobi, as the couple arrives home from the hospital.

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    Dec. 20, 1998: In this file photo, Dr. Brian Kirshon, who delivered the first known surviving set of octuplets and pediatrician Patti Savrick speak to reporters about the octuplets. All seven-girls Ebuka, Gorom, Chidi, Chima and Echerem, and their brothers Ikem and Jioke — were born three months prematurely in December 1998 at a Houston hospital. Their weight at birth ranged from 11 ounces to 1 pound, 11 ounces.

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    March 26, 1999: Parents Nkem Chukwu and Lyke Louis Udobi laugh during a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of their new home in League City, Texas. Fannie Mae donated the home to the Udobi-Chukwu Children's Trust after being approached by U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston.

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