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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

I’m always excited to get a press request to tell more people about our story, and the resulting sweet little Paisley Joon! Last week I got an email from Sydney Lupkin at ABC News asking if I could be available. Umm, of course I can!

See the Story Here

Sydney’s story discusses the sad truth that few people struggling with infertility will have insurance coverage for their treatment. For couples like us, male factor with multiple surgeries and procedures, the cost topped out at $20,000. Out of pocket!

Of the day we learned we’d have to do IVF, Shelton said this about this website:

“By the time we got to the car, it was a done decision,” Shelton said. “My wife is one of those people. She comes up with crazy ideas and executes them really well.”

I’ll never be able to thank him enough for saying yes. For agreeing to let me talk about his sperm on the Internet. For agreeing to scrimp and save on a gamble.

The night Paisley was born, I looked across the bed at Shelton and told him, “Thank you for her.” While my words may never completely summarize my gratitude for Shelton going along with all of this, I hope that the sassy, silly, blonde-headed miracle baby napping in my bed at this very moment says what my mouth may not ever be able to.

Thank you Sydney for a well-written article with some important information, and for including our story. And thanks Jennifer White Portraits for capturing the three of us so perfectly.

Interview with AOL Daily Finance

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

We were recently contacted to do an interview for BabyOrBust for AOL Daily Finance. We were thrilled to be asked and spent about 30 minutes speaking with Eric Wahlgren, the writer. He was a pleasure to speak with and we appreciated the care with which he asked the questions (not an experience we’ve always enjoyed with journalists). Even more pleasing was the fantastic article he published today on AOL.

I think it’s a fine representation of what we’ve tried to accomplish here at BabyOrBust, and I think it helps open up a few doors about infertility. I enjoyed hearing about some of the other creative things couples have used to raise the money. Like a wine tasting fundraiser – heck yeah!

Please read the story here. StoryCorps on Wichita’s KMUW

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

UPDATE: You can hear this five-minute segment of our interview re: the day of our pregnancy test at NPR station KMUW. Listen now!

If you are in the Wichita radio listening area, tune-in bright and early tomorrow morning to hear mine and Shelton’s recent StoryCorps interview.

TIME: 6:35am, 8:35am
DATE: Wed 12/16/09

In November the StoryCorps bus made a stop in Wichita and we had the opportunity to spend 45 minutes interviewing one another and sharing our infertility and BabyOrBust story. StoryCorps is this fantastic organization that gives people a chance to record 45-minute interviews to capture a story, and the exchange occurs between family members, friends, colleagues, etc. from all walks of life. It’s a chance to save forever a conversation that might mean something only to the parties involved, and could very well touch the lives of the thousands of people who have the opportunity to listen. The digitized conversations are archived in the Library of Congress, and about one percent are selected to be aired on various NPR stations. Like ours!

If you’re awake and have your radio on, we hope you’re able to tune-in and listen!