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Quintuplets entering new stage


MOORHEAD, Minn. — In a couple weeks, the Christoffers family will sing “Happy Birthday” five times.

Each of the Moorhead quintuplets will get their own rendition of the song when they turn 12 on Nov. 30. Bobby, who died at 6 months, gets one in his memory.

“We want to remember him because he’ll always be a part of our family,” said mom Collette, 41.

When they were born, preemies Jacob, Bethany, Bobby, Kevin and Alyssa all weighed less than 2 pounds.

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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