Consequences of In-vitro Fertilization
Sperm from a Virtual Stranger Passes on a Rare Fatal Disease
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 EbookIt.com and is currently available in e-book form from all major retailers, including EbookIt.com (available here), Amazon.com and BN.com. 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.
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