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Jake and Hannah Preparing for 5 babies!!
Many read the story about a Barberton couple who are expecting quints in 10 weeks. Hannah and Jake Merton are doing great while they best prepare for a new change in life! That is an understatement.
The couple lives on the west side in a three-bedroom home that they bought 2 years ago. Her family of seven siblings is having a baby shower for her next month. Hannah grew up in Marshallville and was homeschooled. Jake graduated from Norton. They meet at the Norton Bowling Team. Jake will graduate from Akron U in March with a degree in financial planning. He already holds his life and health insurance licenses. Jake took college classes while at Norton, and already had a year of college completed by the time he graduated from high school. He is a hard-working young man.
Jake is working as many hours as he can at Aldi’s, picking up extra shifts. Hannah worked at Montrose ACME until recently. Jake is looking for a financial services job now. Jake is 22 and Hannah is 20.
Jake has researched quints, and he can not find a younger couple that has had quints. The doctor warned them that they had a 10% chance of having twins and a 1% chance of triplets. Has anyone in the history of 44203 had quints? How about the Greater Akron Area.?
Their biggest worry is finding a vehicle to transport 5 babies. Jake said a Chrysler Pacifica can handle 5 car seats. Any suggestions for a vehicle? Maybe a car dealer would provide a vehicle for a few commercials of quints!! (Link below to help through a GoFundMe by Hannah’s sister.)
Hannah is 20 weeks pregnant. The doctors at Children’s would like her to go 30 weeks. She is going to have two boys and three girls.
They are an impressive and bright couple. Jake and Hannah feel embarrassed about asking for help. The Merton’s would like the public to do one thing for them! Please pray for the babies and the parents. They really believe in prayer and God’s love!!
Bethany Mckenny is working on a 44203 Community Baby Shower for March. BarbertonJournal.com will follow the developments.