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Vegas mom gives birth to quintuplets in Arizona

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas family is nearly twice as big as it was last week
after welcoming quintuplets.

Evonne Derrico gave birth to two boys and three girls Friday at Banner Desert
Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz.

The babies’ names all start with the letter “D” in keeping with family
tradition. Deniko, Dariz, Deonee, Daician and Daiten all weigh less than
three pounds and are in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Evonne Derrico and her husband, Deon, already have a 7-year-old daughter, a
3-year-old son and year-old twin boys. The family temporarily moved to Mesa
during Derrico’s 22nd week of pregnancy to receive care from a multiple-birth
specialist there.

Hospital officials said the 33-year-old mother carried the babies to 32 weeks
gestation. The average for quints is 28 weeks.


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