By writer to abc7chicago.com
The siblings are enjoyable, loving, and two little miracles. They have been born after their dad and mom suffered 4 being pregnant losses, and three rounds of in vitro fertilization, however they don’t seem to be the one miracles within the Grey household.
“By means of my grieving and being pregnant losses, I began running a blog,” mentioned Abby Grey, mother of the twins.
Abby began her weblog, Impatiently Waiting for our Miracles, to share her fertility battle on-line. She by no means anticipated it might save her husband’s life years later.
Reid Grey suffers from main sclerosing cholangitis, a long-term progressive illness of the liver.
The Grays knew Reid would wish a liver transplant to reside. For 2 years, it appeared the one factor tougher than getting pregnant was discovering a liver match.
Abby by no means gave up. She stayed on prime of all of her husband’s medical doctors appointments whereas persevering with to bear fertility remedies.
In January 2019, tragedy struck one other Houston household. Beth and Larry Sparks’ solely youngster, Clayton, died throughout a snowboarding accident in Colorado.
“He had large plans in life. He cherished life,” mentioned Beth.
Because Abby was so active on Facebook chronicling her husband’s liver disease, a mutual buddy noticed her want and the Sparks’ tragedy.
She linked the 2 households by means of Fb. Inside hours, the Sparks had agreed to instantly donate Clayton’s liver to the Grays.
On the day of the transplant, Abby was 21 weeks pregnant.
“To know that the ultimate present was one thing that would assist somebody with twins,” mentioned Larry. “Their dad might be there for them.”
The Grey twins have been born three months after Reid acquired Clayton’s liver. Since then, the households have turn out to be shut.
“We see them as one other set of grandparents to the infants and have actually loved attending to know them,” mentioned Abby.
Beth says it is giving her life renewed objective.
“Abby sends us movies of the infants on a regular basis and it is actual useful as a result of now, I will not be a grandmother,” mentioned Beth.
The Grays say they will by no means repay the Sparks for giving Reid an opportunity to lift his personal youngsters.
“I do not know how one can describe it actually. We’re simply very grateful,” mentioned Reid.
Simply weeks in the past, Reid and different supporters ran in his first 5K race. It was a 2nd Chance Run in honor of Clayton and other families on the transplant list.
The Grays wish to unfold the message about organ donation, for different households who’re ready for their very own miracle.
Copyright © 2020 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.
— to abc7chicago.com