At age 11 Austin found out he had Acute Myloid Leukemia at which point he underwent chemo. At age 18 Leukemia returned to his testicular region. Austin had to under go emergency surgery and area specific radiation. 6 months later it returned in his bone marrow. Austin then had a bone marrow transplant. Feb 2015 will be 5 years cancer free.
During this time the community had a benefit to help Austin out with all of his medical expenses at which Kenzi volunteered for. Spending time with Austin during his hospital stay Kenzi fell in love with him despite how sick he was.
In the fall of 2010 Austin proposed to Kenzi and the couple married Sept of 2011. At the start of 2014 Kenzi and Austin decided to start a family. Due to Austin testicular Leukemia he is 100% sterile. Prior to his surgery and radiation Austin made a deposit to the sperm bank with 6 vials.
The couple started with a procedure known as IUI that was not successful with first attempt. A month later with 2nd vial they tried again and had wonderful news that Kenzi was pregnant! They were going to be parents! The couple at 7 weeks heard that precious sound of their baby heart beat. At 8 weeks they had horrifying news, Kenzi miscarried. Considering they had a successful pregnancy the doctor recommended they try IUI for a 3rd time. This was not successful either.
The couple is now down to 3 vials, 3 chances of having a baby of their own. The next step for this most deserving couple is In Vitro Fertilization in which insurance does not cover.
Everyone that longs for a child deserves one. I know God has a plan for this amazing couple and providing them with the miracle of a baby.
Please help me share their story and make this happen!
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