Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 02, 2012
When Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast this week, it touched many lives, including 37-year-old Megan B. An opera singer from Flourtown, PA, Megan was crushed to learn that her parent's family home in Long Beach Island, NJ had been swept from its foundation.
With the hurricane's devastation, Megan not only lost her parents' home, but her hope of having a child of her own. For more than 10 years, Megan had been struggling to conceive. She had just recently found the medical help she needed at Shady Grove Fertility Center. Her parents had been planning to help Megan and her husband, Dan, pay for IVF and donor egg treatment. Now, that dream of parenthood took a big step back.
Just as Megan was on the phone Thursday consoling her mother, she got an unexpected call. It was the Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation, a non-profit organization that was created to give hope to people who want to build a family. They were calling to award Megan an $8,000 grant to help offset the cost of fertility treatment.
"It was such an uplifting call during a very dark time," says Megan, who is pursuing IVF treatment at Shady Grove Fertility Center in Chesterbrook, PA.
Megan will share her incredible story at a free seminar on in vitro fertilization and egg donors this Sunday, November 4th with Dr. Isaac Sasson. All attendees receive a free medical consultation valued at $300, and one attendee will receive a free treatment cycle valued at up to $10,000.
The seminar is for couples or individuals who want to learn more about fertility treatment options, pregnancy success rates, and what to expect as a patient pursuing IVF. The seminar will also discuss options for using donor eggs. Attendees will learn about the costs involved and how to offset expenses with insurance coverage, grants and studies, as well as the wide array of financial programs available for self-pay patients. Shady Grove Fertility's unique guarantee program will also be discussed. Attendees will hear the personal experience of Megan, and will have the option to ask questions to the physicians and seminar team on hand.
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm - 3 pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Philadelphia at Valley Forge
260 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA 19406
Isaac E. Sasson, MD, PhD, FACOG, who treats patients at the Chesterbrook center, received his medical degree and PhD in genetics from Yale Medical School. He went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He completed his reproductive endocrinology and infertility clinical fellowship at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Sasson is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Sasson treats patients with a full range of state-of–the-art diagnostic and treatment options for both female and male infertility.
Known nationally and globally for superior pregnancy success rates, Shady Grove Fertility Center has offices in 20 locations across the northeast. More than 30,000 babies have been born with the assistance and expertise of SGFC during the center’s 20-year history. A team of 28 physicians stay up-to-date on the latest medical advancements and industry research to provide most cutting-edge treatment options such as frozen donor eggs and genetic screening of embryos. Shady Grove Fertility Center has helped families in all 50 states and more than 35 countries, and is recognized nationally for high pregnancy success rates.
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About Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation:
Formed as a result of a generous donation from Lori and Rob Moscato of Raleigh, North Carolina, the Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation helps people of various circumstances afford fertility treatments that are not covered by health insurance. The mission of the Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation focuses on assisting three groups: couples who cannot afford fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor egg IVF, and embryo adoption; military personnel at North Carolina posts and bases who are being deployed and want to preserve their fertility by cryopreserving their semen or embryos; and cancer patients who want to preserve their fertility before they begin treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery which could leave them sterile. Additional information is available at http://www.payitforwardfertility.org.
About Shady Grove Fertility Center
With more than 5,000 IVF cycles and nearly 900 donor egg cycles performed annually, Shady Grove Fertility Center is the largest and one of the most progressive fertility and IVF centers in the United States, producing pregnancy success rates that are consistently higher than the national averages. Twenty-eight reproductive endocrinologists, as well as PhD scientists, geneticists, and over 400 highly specialized staff care for the thousands of local, national and international patients who seek treatment through the center each year. Shady Grove Fertility Center conducts clinical research in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and is part of their subspecialty training fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. In addition to participating with over 20 insurance plans, Shady Grove Fertility Center has developed a number of treatment and financial programs, such as Shared Risk 100% Refund Program, Multi-Cycle Discount Option for IVF, Shared Donor Egg, International Donor Egg, and Shared Help, to make treatment more affordable for more couples. More than 30,000 babies have been born through the assistance and expertise of Shady Grove Fertility Center during the center’s 20-year history.