Consequences of In-vitro Fertilization

Sperm from a Virtual Stranger Passes on a Rare Fatal Disease
Ahead of TIme
Ahead of TIme
LAKEVILLE, Minn. - March 7, 2018 - PRLog -- Medical science has given people the ability to experience the joy of childbirth and parenthood through the process of in-vitro fertilization and sperm donation.  What happens when the sperm from a virtual stranger unknowingly passes along a rare but fatal genetic disorder?  A dream come true quickly becomes a tragic nightmare, leaving no corner of the lives it touches unscathed.  This is the vivid image Nancy Manther creates in her novel, Ahead of Time, around the charismatic character, Polly Andover, who desires to have a baby.

The novel reveals the compelling story of a couple who pursue IVF using a sperm donor.  Six months after their daughter, Lily is born, she begins to experience unexplainable symptoms that eventually leads to a diagnosis of Krabbe disease.  The sperm bank did not test for this genetic disease, nor did the fertility clinic.  Their lives will never be the same.

The heartbreaking story is portrayed through the eyes of the central characters as they each adjust to their new normal and begin to say, "Good-bye" so quickly after saying, "Hello".  While the emotional rollercoaster of events that take place throughout this novel are tragic, its effects are life-changing and unexpected.  The reader will find that even in the depths of despair one can find hope and a reason to go on.  Lily's life may be short, but it is powerful and not easily forgotten.

Ahead of Time is published in e-book format by and is currently available in e-book form from all major retailers, including (available here), and  A paperback version is available now from the retailers listed.

The author, Nancy Manther, writes fiction that examines everyday events that change lives and relationships.  Manther has a degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota and works as a special education paraprofessional.  She currently resides in Lakeville, MN.

**Bonus-Rare Disease Awareness Day is February 28th.  Get your copy today and learn about 1 of the 7,000 rare diseases that affect many around the world**

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