“They said I had a small fracture in my radius,” says Leah Letts, tears streaking down her cheeks. “Being in a cast would’ve set my pregnancy back at least six weeks.”
Leah’s mother was not going to let this accident get in the way of her daughter’s future. “When she called me, I was on the next bus to Nevada.” Three days later, Sharon Letts was artificially inseminated with her son-in-law’s sperm.
“I’m premenopausal and suffer from diabetes,” admits Sharon. “But my baby needed me. There was no question that I was going to give her my grandchild.” After two rounds of hormone therapy and three more sperm injections, she became pregnant.
“My cast was already off by the time mom had the positive pregnancy test,” says Leah, “but it was such a blessing not to suffer through that morning sickness while also recovering the strength in my arm.”
Mother and daughter are overjoyed with baby Justin, who was born this month. “I still let Mom hold him for me most of the time, as my arm’s still pretty weak. She’s also breastfeeding him. But I couldn’t be happier to finally be a mother.”