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Former NCCRM Patients in the News

ABC 11 Eyewitness News Features New Non-Profit

A Raleigh couple who conceived their daughter at the North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine (NCCRM) were featured in a television news story on February 3, 2009 on WTVD-TV; ABC 11 Eyewitness News in Raleigh/Durham. Lori and Rob Moscato helped create the Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation and shared their story with viewers on how this new organization can help couples afford expensive fertility treatments.

Couple Pays It Forward with Fertility Foundation

The North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine (NCCRM) is the first foundation of its kind. It is in place to help couples who are struggling with fertility start families. A Wake County couple, Rob and Lori Moscato, had trouble getting pregnant and they found themselves at the NCCRM for help. “After doing three artificial inseminations and then our first IVF, we were successful with Sophia, fortunately,” Moscato told Eyewitness News.

Their daughter Sophia just turned two and the Moscatos still feel grateful. They wanted to give back to the ones who helped them. They’ve created the Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation at NCCRM. It’s a non-profit organization to help others afford expensive fertility treatments. “I think that’s a big hindrance that somebody won’t even go for fertility treatments because they’re afraid they won’t be able to afford it and we’re now hopefully going to be able to provide that option,” Moscato said.

About a year after having Sophia, the Moscatos had a son naturally. They consider themselves lucky, and they wanted to start the foundation to pay forward some of their luck. “I hope somebody else gets the same opportunity that we’ve had to have a little Sophia or a little Ryan — whatever their path will take them to,” Rob Moscato said.

The foundation has hopes to help those in financial need, as well as members of the military and cancer patients who want to preserve their fertility. The applicants that are chosen will be treated at NCCRM.
“It’s expensive,” said Dr. Sameh Toma, NCCRM. “A lot of people mortgage their house to get the money. A lot of times it’s very heart wrenching, very tough. In the past, we’ve kind of assisted the patients. Now, this will provide even more assistance for the people.”

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