Kendra and Aaron made several attempts at fertility treatments, but nothing seemed to work. The couple desperately wanted children and they didn’t know what they had to do in order to make that happen. Just when it felt like all hope was lost, Kendra’s mother, Crystal, made a stunning decision. At the age of 52, she volunteered to act as a surrogate. She was willing to do anything to make her daughter’s dream come true.
With the help of in-vitro fertilization, Crystal proceeded to carry not one, but two babies — twins!
The sacrifices Crystal made during her pregnancy were monumental. She spent the next year in Arizona with Kendra and Aaron. She was thousands of miles away from her home in Michigan with a high-risk pregnancy. She received daily hormone injections and underwent weekly ultrasounds. Halfway through the pregnancy, Crystal began noticing excessive spotting. She feared she was having a miscarriage, but doctors assured her everything was okay.
Then came the day of the delivery at 37 weeks, and it wasn’t without its terrifying hiccups, described in the video below.
In June 2008, Crystal gave birth to the twins, Domenic and Mia.
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