Woman gives birth to miracle baby after husband sold his expensive sneaker collection to pay for IVF
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A couple was on cloud nine after welcoming their miracle baby.
Lauren Wynn, 37, and her partner, EJ, 36, have always wanted to be parents, however their journey has been one filled with devastation.
Lauren suffered eight miscarriages before giving birth to their healthy baby boy.
They struggled for five years to conceive a child and eventually looked into IVF to see if that would help their chances.
However, going down that route can be extremely costly.
When they realised they wanted a baby more than anything in the world, EJ decided to sell off his prized sneaker collection to raise some quick cash.
EJ said: "Shoe reselling had taken off. I had about 100 pairs of shoes in my closet.
"I thought 'I could sell my collection'.
"There's no shoe bigger than us having a family.
"The fact that he's [Amari] here and he's healthy and everything is good with him. It's crazy."
He managed to get rid of 100 pairs of shoes, which netted the couple close to $5,000.
That went a long way to paying for Lauren's $15k intravenous immunoglobulin (IVig) treatment.
The treatment is used to normalise a compromised immune system that can improve the chances of implantation.
Lauren and EJ also had some very generous friends, loved ones and strangers as they raised $20,000 on a GoFundMe.
That money also went to their IVF journey.
The 37-year-old gave birth to Amari last year and he's now 16 months old.
Lauren had to undergo an emergency C-section to deliver him but he was perfectly healthy on the other side.
He had to spend several days in the neonatal unit before being discharged.
“It was a surreal moment. I’m just glad he is here," Lauren said.
“Holding my miracle baby that I didn’t know if I was going to be able to have, it was the most beautiful thing.”
She was so blown away by everyone's efforts to ensure she could get pregnant.
“[EJ] went and sold his shoe collections he’s had since college," she said. “I had no idea that’s what he was doing it for.
"I just thought he was selling them.
“I have always known he wanted to be a dad, but I knew then he was 100 per cent in.
“Amari is the sweetest little boy.
“Strangers' support helped us get our miracle baby.”
Featured Image Credit: SWNS. Lauren Wynn.