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January 23, 1998
The Shier quintuplets, believed to be the healthiest ever born in the United States, returned to Long Beach Medical Memorial on Thursday to celebrate their second birthday with the doctors and staff who brought them into the world. Rachel, Sarah, Hannah, Joshua and Jonathan took deep breaths and blew out candles on their birthday cake. Each received a tricycle as a birthday gift. Patty and Scot Shier of Westchester delivered their five healthy babies Jan. 23, 1996.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998
The Shier quintuplets, believed to be the healthiest ever born in the United States, returned to Long Beach Medical Memorial on Thursday to celebrate their second birthday with the doctors and staff who brought them into the world. Rachel, Sarah, Hannah, Joshua and Jonathan took deep breaths and blew out candles on their birthday cake. Each received a tricycle as a birthday gift. Patty and Scot Shier of Westchester delivered their five healthy babies Jan. 23, 1996.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
COUNT 'EM, FIVE: A 35-year-old Westchester woman gave birth to quintuplets--three girls and two boys--Tuesday in what hospital officials said was the only known case in the United States in which all the babies were born healthy. Patty Shier gave birth to Sarah, Joshua, Jonathan, Rachel and Hannah at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in a delivery that was dubbed "Operation Rainbow" by the hospital staff.
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January 23, 1997 | JOHN COX
Just a year ago, about the only way to tell one Shier quintuplet from the next was a color-coding scheme worked out by the pediatric staff of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. By now, though, their temperaments give them away. Ther mother, Patty Shier, 35, says Sarah is patient, Joshua is feisty, Jonathan is lighthearted, while Rachel is analytical. And when one of them bursts into tears, it's a good chance that it will be Hannah, her mother says.
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January 25, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For more than five years, Patty and Scot Shier tried unsuccessfully to have a child. With every trip to the doctor they were told one medical obstacle or another stood in their way. So after their first attempts at in-vitro fertilization failed, they tried to increase their chances: Instead of the usual four embryos, they asked their doctor to implant seven. "We were just praying for one child," said Scot, noting that he and his wife are both only children unaccustomed to large families.
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January 25, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For more than five years, Patty and Scot Shier tried unsuccessfully to have a child. With every trip to the doctor they were told one medical obstacle or another stood in their way. So after their first attempts at in-vitro fertilization failed, they tried to increase their chances: Instead of the usual four embryos, they asked their doctor to implant seven. "We were just praying for one child," said Scot, noting that he and his wife are both only children unaccustomed to large families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1997 | JOHN COX
Just a year ago, about the only way to tell one Shier quintuplet from the next was a color-coding scheme worked out by the pediatric staff of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. By now, though, their temperaments give them away. Ther mother, Patty Shier, 35, says Sarah is patient, Joshua is feisty, Jonathan is lighthearted, while Rachel is analytical. And when one of them bursts into tears, it's a good chance that it will be Hannah, her mother says.
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December 25, 1996 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
And Baby Makes . . . Many Eleven months after their celebrated births, the Shier quintuplets are thriving, and their parents, Scott and Patty, are surviving. The Westchester five--Sarah, Joshua, Rachel, Hannah and Jonathan--were born Jan. 23 in Long Beach. "They are all very healthy, which is amazing for being seven weeks premature," says Patty, who had undergone in vitro fertilization. Today, the quints range in size from almost 15 pounds to almost 20 pounds. Their tooth range is zero to seven.
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May 14, 1996 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
There was joy and relief in the jampacked delivery room at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Patty Shier of Westchester had just given birth to five good-sized, wailing, pink babies, probably the healthiest quintuplets ever born in the United States. A few miles away in a Torrance medical office, seven months of worry began to fade from the face of Dr. Rifaat Salem, who had used in vitro fertilization to help Shier become pregnant.
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December 25, 1996 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
And Baby Makes . . . Many Eleven months after their celebrated births, the Shier quintuplets are thriving, and their parents, Scott and Patty, are surviving. The Westchester five--Sarah, Joshua, Rachel, Hannah and Jonathan--were born Jan. 23 in Long Beach. "They are all very healthy, which is amazing for being seven weeks premature," says Patty, who had undergone in vitro fertilization. Today, the quints range in size from almost 15 pounds to almost 20 pounds. Their tooth range is zero to seven.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For more than five years, Patty and Scot Shier tried unsuccessfully to have a child. With every trip to the doctor they were told one medical obstacle or another stood in their way. So after their first attempts at in-vitro fertilization failed, they tried to increase their chances: Instead of the usual four embryos, they asked their doctor to implant seven. "We were just praying for one child," said Scot, noting that he and his wife are both only children unaccustomed to large families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For more than five years, Patty and Scot Shier tried unsuccessfully to have a child. With every trip to the doctor they were told one medical obstacle or another stood in their way. So after their first attempts at in-vitro fertilization failed, they tried to increase their chances: Instead of the usual four embryos, they asked their doctor to implant seven. "We were just praying for one child," said Scot, noting that he and his wife are both only children unaccustomed to large families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
COUNT 'EM, FIVE: A 35-year-old Westchester woman gave birth to quintuplets--three girls and two boys--Tuesday in what hospital officials said was the only known case in the United States in which all the babies were born healthy. Patty Shier gave birth to Sarah, Joshua, Jonathan, Rachel and Hannah at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in a delivery that was dubbed "Operation Rainbow" by the hospital staff.
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