Daughter of Worlds Oldest Mother Celebrates Sweet Sixteen
Imagine turning 16 while your mother nears 80 years old. INSIDE EDITION was there for the sweet 16 birthday party of the teenager who has the world’s olderst mom.
Cynthia Keh is celebrating her Sweet Sixteen.
Back in 1996, at the age of 63, Arceli Keh, became the oldest woman in the world to give birth.
The incredible story made headlines when it was revealed that Arceli had lied about her age to get into a special fertility program.
Baby Cynthia.was born perfectly healthy, weighing in at 6 pounds 4 ounces. Arceli was thrilled to have the daughter of her dreams.
INSIDE EDITION was on hand for Cynthia's first birthday party. Now, INSIDE EDITION was there for another milestone birthday to see what life is like for this teenager, whose mother is old enough to be her great-grandmother.
"My teachers, they would ask 'Oh are those your grandparents?' and I would just say 'No they are my parents,'" she said.
When many elderly drivers are getting ready to give up their license, Cynthia's dad is teaching his daughter how to drive. And, at age 78, Cynthia's mom is still helping with homework.
When she was just a toddler, her parents were fit enough to chase after her. Now, as she turns sixteen, she worries about her parents slowing down. Even managing stairs is a challenge.
"I see them struggling phsyically just to be here for me and it kind of hurts," Cynthia said.
As they prepare for the birthday party, she worries that her parents won't be there to share future special occassions.
The family spoke with INSIDE EDITION's Victoria Recaño. She asked, "What are the things you worry about?"
"I worry mostly about my wedding and when I have kids. I want them to be here and see them," she replied.
"What would you say to the critics who would claimed it is unfair to have a child at an older age?" Recaño asked.
"I would say 'What is not right about that?' It was her decision, and it was her choice.' I don't really see that as a wrong decision," Cynthia said.
To this day, Arceli still believes her daughter is a miracle.
As Cynthia blows out her candles, she knows that every year she has with her parents is a birthday wish come true.
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