NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Author Carolyn Savage will be visiting the New Philadelphia location of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. Her visit marks the first installment in the library's 2013 Visiting Author Series.
When Carolyn and Sean Savage underwent an in-vitro fertilization transfer in February 2009, they knew it would be their last chance. If they became pregnant, they would celebrate the baby as an answer to their prayers. If not, they would be grateful for the family they had and leave their fertility struggles behind.
They never imagined a third option: Carolyn was pregnant, but the clinic had transferred the wrong embryos. She was carrying someone else's baby.
The couple chronicled their experience in the book, "Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift" (Harper Collins, 2011). Booklist hails Inconceivable as "compelling" and "well told." The Savages' story has been recently featured on news outlets such as Dateline, the TODAY Show, and Katie Couric.
"We're thrilled to welcome Carolyn Savage to our library as the first installment in our 2013 Visiting Author Series," extension and technical services Andrea Legg said. "Her story is shocking, fascinating, and inspirational. With National Infertility Awareness Week occurring April 21 through April 27 this year, we hope that her visit will bring well-timed awareness to the struggles and difficulties faced by many couples throughout the United States."
The event is free and open to the public.
Registration may be done by calling the library's New Philadelphia location at 330-364-4474, ext. 101.
The Tuscarawas County Public Library's 2013 Visiting Author Series is made possible, in part, through contributions from the New Philadelphia Friends of the Library, the Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union, Grantstreet Creative, and Wherley Optical.