One Couple's 4-Year Fertility Struggle Is Now Giving Thousands Hope
This photograph of newborn London also shows the masses of blood-thinners and IVF injections her mother had to take in order to have her
It took Patricia and Kimberly O’Neill, a couple from Sun City, Arizona four years to conceive their newborn daughter, London. For anyone who has had trouble having a child, you know how difficult of a struggle this can be. Not only did it take the O’Neils four years to have London but they also went through seven attempts, three miscarriages, and 1,616 injections before having her.
After London O'Neill was born on August 3, the couple set off to find a photographer who would not only take an awesome picture of their newborn but who would take it in a way that would represent the challenges they had to overcome to have her. After approaching Arizona-based photographer Samantha Packer with the idea, they set up an arrangement that depicted the hundreds of blood-thinner needles O’Neil had to use twice a day, while the next ring depicted the many IVF injections that she had to take as well.
The two posted the photo to Facebook earlier this month, where it has been shared over 58,000 times. Although the photo was originally meant as a keepsake between the two new parents, it has since become a beacon of hope for others fighting the same battle. "I hope that there's a couple out there that's going through what we are that can see that there's hope at the end of the tunnel," Patricia O'Neill told CNN. "There's a light and you just have to get there."
We’re happy to see the O’Neils welcome London into their family and that their story is now able to give hope to so many more families like them. Let us know what you think about this impactful picture in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more baby news and other entertaining reads.