Wife’s fertility blog helps find husband a liver donor


>>>THE DEATH OF A CHILD, IT IS UNTHINKABLE AND TRAGIC, BUT FOR A LOCAL COUPLE THEIR LOSS CREATED A CHAIN OF BLESSINGS FOR ANOTHER FAMILY. >>Reporter: OLIVER AND KAYLEE ARE TWO LITTLE MIRACLES, BORN AFTER THEIR PARENTS SUFFERED FOUR PREGNANCY LOSSES AND THREE ROUNDS OF IN VITRO FERTILIZATION. >>THROUGH MY GRIEVING THROUGH THE PREGNANCY LOSSES I STARTED BLOGGING. >>Reporter: WHEN ABBY GRAY FIRST STARTED SHARING HER FERTILITY BATTALION LINE, SHE ONLINE, SHE NEVER EXPECTED IT WOULD SAVE HER HUSBAND’S LIFE. >>WHEN HE NEEDED A LIVER TRANSPLANT, WE WERE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF IVF AND THINGS GOT REAL. >>Reporter: REESE GRAY SUFFERED FROM A DISEASE AND IT SEEMED FOR TWO YEARS THE ONLY THING HARDER THAN GETTING PREGNANT WAS FINDING A LIVER MATCH. THEN EIGHT MONTHS AGO TRAGEDY STRUCK ANOTHER HOUSTON FAMILY. >>YEAH. HE HAD BIG PLANS IN LIFE, YOU KNOW. HE LOVED LIFE. >>Reporter: BETH AND LARRY SPARKS’ ONLY CHILD CLAYTON DIED IN A SKIING ACCIDENT IN COLORADO. BECAUSE ABBY WAS SO ACTIVE ON FACEBOOK, A MUTUAL FRIEND CONNECTED THE TWO FAMILIES AND THE SPARKS DIRECTLY TRANSFERRED CLAYTON’S LIVER TO THE REEDS. ABBY WAS 21 WEEKS PREGNANT. >>NO GOOD. THE FINAL GIFT WAS SOMETHING THAT COULD HELP SOMEONE THAT, YOU KNOW, HAS TWINS AND THEIR DAD CAN BE THERE FOR THEM. >>Reporter: THE BABIES WERE BORN THREE MONTHS AFTER REED RECEIVED CLAYTON’S LIVER. SINCE THEN THE FAMILIES HAVE BECOME CLOSE. >>WE SEE THEM AS ANOTHER SET OF GRANDPARENTS TO THE BABIES AND HAVE JUST REALLY ENJOYED GETTING TO KNOW THEM. >>Reporter: BETH SPARKS SAYS IT’S GIVING HER LIFE RENEWED PURPOSE. >>ABBY SENDS US VIDEO OF THE BABIES ALL THE TIME. SO IT’S REAL HELPFUL BECAUSE NOW I WON’T BE A GRANDFATHER. >>Reporter: AND THE THE GRAVES SAY THEY CAN NEVER REPAY THE SPARKS FOR GIVING REED A CHANCE TO RAISE HIS OWN CHILDREN. >>I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DESCRIBE IT REALLY. WE’RE JUST VERY GRATEFUL. >>Reporter: AND JUST WEEKS AGO REED GRAY RAN IN HIS FIRST 5K, A SECOND CHANCE RUN IN HONOR OF CLAYTON AND OTHER FAMILIES ON THE TRANSPLANT LIST WAITING FOR THEIR MIRACLE.

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