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Harris Sextuplets

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Updated May 15, 2014

The Harris Sextuplets

The Harris sextuplets: Kiera, Kalynne, Kaleb, Kobe, Kieran and Kyle.

Photo reprinted with permission of Chris & Diamond Harris.

Names:

Kiera Christine, Kaylynne Antoinett, Kaleb Reddrick, Kobe Byshari, Kieran Anthony and Kyle Jacob

Birthdate:

July 7, 2002

Hometown:

Birmingham, Alabama

Birth Info:

The babies were born after 26 1/2 weeks at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They were delivered by cesarean section within about three minutes. They weighed between 1 pound, 3 ounces and 1 pound, 12 ounces. They remained in the hospital for several months; the last baby was discharged at the end of October, 2002.

Family Info:

The sextuplets have an older brother named Dewayne. Dad Chris, is a teacher and their mother, Diamond, is a nurse.

More Info:

All of the childrens' names start with "K" in honor of their great-grandmother, Kassie Harris. The family was featured in a 2005 episode of the television program, Extreme Home Makeover. The Harris babies were the first known surviving set of African-American sextuplets.

Then Came Six:

The Harris sextuplets were featured in a television series on the Discovery Health Channel. Then Came Sixdocuments the family's life.

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