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Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Winner of Heart to Heart Video Contest
Congratulations to Lisa and James Park of Raleigh, NC, winners of Ferring Pharmaceuticals' 2014 Heart to Heart Video Contest. More than 7,000 individuals voted, and ultimately named the Park family as winners. As a result, they will receive $10,000 toward the education of their daughter.
The Park’s long journey to their baby Anneliese, broken down by numbers, looks like this:
- 3 Failed IUIs
- 1 laparoscopy
- 109 injections
- 52 eggs retrieved
- 3 fresh IVF cycles
- 1 failed frozen embryo transfer
- 52 ultrasounds
- 9 total embryos transferred
- 1 baby girl
The Parks shared their story and video to help raise awareness about infertility and provide hope for others facing similar struggles. "We couldn't have made it through our journey to parenthood without the support of our friends and family, and are so thankful for the opportunity to share our story with others to let them know they are not alone," said Lisa Park. "Maintaining hope during tough times is critical, and every day we spend with our daughter we are so happy we never gave up on our dream of being parents."
"As part of this contest, and the work Ferring does to help patients through their journey, we see so many families struggle with infertility," said Nick Hart, Business Unit Head for U.S. Reproductive Health for Ferring. "Openness and encouragement, like that provided by Lisa and James, can go a long way in helping to break the stigma associated with fertility issues and we are grateful that they were willing to share their story."
This is the 10th year Ferring has provided educational grants through patient contests. In addition to awarding Park's grand prize, each of four runners-up will receive a $4,000 educational fund for their children.
To learn more about the Heart to Heart Video Contest and to view the Park family's story, visit www.hearttoheartcontest.com.