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Paralyzed Man and His Wife Deliver Healthy Baby Courtesy of In Vitro Grant from The Cade Foundation
David and Jennifer Sharp of Chester, VA have given birth to a very special baby boy. Colin, born December 8th was conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) thanks to a financial grant awarded by The Cade Foundation in Baltimore, MD.
By: The Cade Foundation
Jennifer, 33, and David, 34, knew that it may be difficult to conceive after David’s paralyzing spinal cord injury at 19-years-old. The couple then looked to adoption and brought home their first son, Bo, from China in 2007. After receiving word that the couple would not be able to adopt again, they decided to explore their medical options. Bo’s pre-school teacher told the Sharps about the Cade Foundation and the Family Building Grant. Her son and daughter-in-
Baby Colin was born at a normal birth rate and is doing excellent. Big brother Bo is excited! To date, the Cade Foundation has awarded four couples in Virginia with the Family Building Grant. Joshua and Patricia Green of Richmond received the grant in 2007, and welcomed their first son and the first Cade Foundation baby, Caden in February 2009; Ben and Mary Lambert of Richmond received the grant in 2008 and welcomed baby Benjamin in March 2010; and Troy and Deloris Murray of Richmond were awarded the grant Fall 2010.
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About The Cade Foundation: The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation (TQCF) is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of families battling infertility. Through education and outreach, we support families struggling with infertility, and strive to educate outside communities about relevant and related issues. In addition, the TQCF also provides financial assistance to families pursuing infertility treatment or domestic adoption through the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Family Building Grant. This dual approach distinguishes the foundation as the only organization of its kind in the nation.