SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio couple is preparing to welcome quadruplets to the family and a local organization is arranging a donation drive to help them.
Shontae Minor and Khristian Rohena celebrated the birth of their first son just eight months ago. They planned to eventually give him a younger sibling but will now give him four on Tuesday. Minor is pregnant with two sets of identical twins. Twins run in both sides of the family but this event, without the use of fertility treatments, is extremely rare.
"I was shocked," said Minor, who has been in the hospital for six weeks, finally moving to the delivery ward Monday night. "I couldn't believe it, couldn't believe it."
"We just wanted two but when they told us we were going to have four, we didn't believe it," added dad Khristian Rohena. We were in shock."
The family will have to move out of their two bedroom apartment into a much bigger space and is now turning to the community for help. Khristian came down with a serious illness while serving in the Army during the Iraq War and has limited work options while he waits for surgery for his illness. A local chapter of the Central Texas Doula Association, Viva Doulas, has organized a donation drive for the family. They are looking for clothing, baby care products, a breast pump, baby carriers and other needed items.
"We need all the help we can get so it means a lot," said Shontae.
"That makes me feel good because there are people out there that want to help and we need the help," added Rohena. "We didn't plan for this."
Doctors plan to deliver the boys Tuesday morning at 7.
The couple also has a bank account set up through Wells Fargo in the name of Shontae Minor. If you are interested in helping in other ways, you can contact Jessica Benavente at 207-610-4343 or email SAquadruplets@gmail.com.
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