Patient Story

Christine & Justin 

Diminished ovarian reserve
Male Factor Infertility
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Isaac E. Sasson, M.D., Ph.D.
Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
Downingtown, PA
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Our journey began in 2019 after Justin suffered a tragic car accident only a few months following our wedding. At 31, Justin became paralyzed from the neck down just as our life together was beginning. 

After more than 8 months of Justin being hospitalized, we knew we wanted to start a family and began working with a clinic in Philadelphia. Sadly, Christine experienced multiple pregnancy losses with genetically normal embryos. We were left without answers and diagnosed with unexplained infertility and diminished ovarian reserve. 

Finding fertility care at SGF

Wanting a fresh perspective, we sought out Dr. Isaac Sasson in 2022 at Shady Grove Fertility in Chesterbrook. He was open to trying anything to help us achieve our dream of having a family. We knew we were a tough case given Justin’s spinal cord injury and my diminished ovarian reserve, but Dr. Sasson renewed our hopes and left no stone overturned to try to help us. His thorough approach identified that I had endometriosis, which we believe contributed to our issues. After laparoscopic surgery, it was identified that I had Stage III endometriosis.

Science and faith

Our next in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle following the surgery was finally successful. We welcomed our miracle son, Nolan Jude, in January 2024.  

Many things had to happen for our son to come into this world. Persistence, love, and the help of both faith and science brought him to us.  

We are forever grateful to Dr. Sasson, Nurse Nikki, and the entire SGF team for their exceptional kindness, determination, and willingness. Our family has been through so much since Justin’s accident and we felt truly cared for by this stellar clinic.  

Find your team

For any other individual or family struggling with fertility, don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself or seek other perspectives. Many factors contribute to fertility, and you need to have a team that you feel comfortable with. And most importantly, keep the faith – your child is possible, however you find your way to one another.


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