Quadruplets Thrive Together


Isabel Owens, Staff Writer

Freshman Rupert Dusauzay and his 3 freshman siblings, Danielle, Alexandria, and Solomon Dusauzay are quadruplets.

Quadruplets are four children born to the same mother at the same time. According to StorkNet.com, there is only a 1 in 729,000 chance of having quadruplets.

According to Danielle Dusauzay, she is often mistaken for her sister, Alexandria. While the Dusauzay’s share similar appearances, they are different people. “I’m the less talkative one,” said Danielle Dusauzay.

However, Rupert Dusauzay thinks that participating in activities together brings their family closer. Alexandria and Danielle Dusauzay sing in choir, and Rupert, Solomon, and Alexandria Dusauzay play soccer. “We can do stuff together,” said Danielle Dusauzay.

The Dusauzays believe perks to having same age siblings. “The good side is that you can talk to someone your own age,” said Alexandria Dusauzay. “I play soccer with my brothers and go shopping with my sister,” Alexandria Dusauzay said.

Rupert Dusauzay agrees. “The up is that you always have someone to talk to. The down is when you fight,” he said. He appreciates having siblings his age because they can help each other with homework, but recognizes that they argue often. “Sometimes it’s me against three people,” he said.

The quadruplets believe that most people have misconceptions about the reality of being a twin, triplet or quadruplet. “They probably think it’s a party. It’s not,” said Rupert Dusauzay. People tend to only consider the fun side of living with a friend, disregarding the likelihood of conflict. “They’re more in my business,” said Solomon Dusauzay of his siblings.

They wouldn’t change their situation however. “I’d rather be a quadruplet. It makes you feel special,” said Rupert Dusauzay.

“I wouldn’t want to be anything else,” said Danielle Dusauzay.