When Alex Powell was diagnosed with cancer at age 15 and advised to go under chemotherapy, the last thing on his mind was having kids. But his stepmom Patricia had a chance encounter with another mom whose son had undergone chemotherapy and left with stunted growth. This got Patricia thinking about lesser-known chemotherapy side effects—like infertility.
She encouraged Alex to make a trip to the sperm bank and make a deposit to freeze his sperm. Being only a teen at the time, Alex felt awkward and embarrassed, but went through with it. And 23 years later, that one-time awkward and embarrassing decision he made as a teen led to something truly wonderful.
Alex ultimately beat his cancer. But by 2013, he had long realized being a survivor wasn't all he wanted out of his life. He had married a woman named Vi and wanted to start a family with her. As it turned out, one-half of his frozen sperm, along with fertility treatments, was exactly what he needed to do so.
This summer, baby Xavier was born, defying the odds and breaking records, even being called the "world's oldest baby."
Baby boy born via IVF from world's oldest sperm:.Little Xavier Powell has been dubbed the world's oldest baby after he...Posted by IVF Today on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Baby boy born via IVF from world's oldest sperm:.Little Xavier Powell has been dubbed the world's oldest baby after he...
One thing is for certain, he is certainly a miraculous one.
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