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Tembils a family of six – twins and quadruplets


December 27, 2018The NationalMain Stories

PARENTS Philemon and Esther Tembil were told to expect twins – to add to the two born four years ago.

But Esther gave birth to quadruplets at the Angau Memorial General Hospital in Lae on Nov 25.

Yesterday, Boxing Day, mother and the four new additions to the family were allowed to go home.

PARENTS Philemon and Esther Tembil were told to expect twins – to add to the two born four years ago.
“We went for a scan, but the nurses said she will give birth to twins,” happy dad Philemon said.

“We were both surprised when she gave birth to another two babies.”
The unemployed couple who now have six youngsters to raise know what they will be facing.

“It is a challenge for us as my wife can only feed two babies at a time,” Philemon said.

Esther gave birth to twins four years ago.

On Nov 25, she gave birth to the quadruplets who turned one month old on Christmas Day.

Esther, 30, is from Mare village in the Huon Gulf district of Morobe.
Philemon, 29, is from Kaipmulim village in Southern Highlands.

He praised his wife for her courage in giving birth to three girls and a boy. She was admitted at Angau Hospital four days prior not having any idea she would be giving birth to quadruplets.

Philemon and Esther have been living live at Mare village since the birth of the twins in 2014.

“The twins are now aged four years and three months. With only two births, we already have six children. As a father, I am already aware of the challenge,” Philemon said.

“We have been struggling with the twins when they were born. Today we realise that our struggle will be doubled.”

The family is seeking help to buy milk for the babies.
“At least a K10 or K20 will help us in a big way,” Philemon said.

(They have provided BSP Account Number 1005212046 (under the name of Doreen Richard) for anyone willing to help them.)

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