Once infertile, York woman now a proud mother

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YORK, Neb. (KSNB) - Government health reports indicate that women 35 and older have a harder time having children. But one woman was only 22 when she was told she was infertile.

Amanda and Kennedy Leu

"My ovaries acted older than what they were supposed to, so, we didn't get as many eggs as most people would," said Amanda Leu.

She wasn't the only one struggling after the news. Her husband also battled his own demons.

"I was disappointed, sad. You think you should be able to have a kid by yourself, without having to go through and getting help, but it just sucks," said Michael Leu.

It wasn't until 2013 when they got the news that they were pregnant. The new parents were both overjoyed.

"It was just amazing. It was just like, we just grabbed each other and held each other and just cried," said Amanda.

And Michael isn't letting a moment with his daughter slip away.

"I think about her every day. I love her smile, her laugh, she just makes you overjoyed. She brings a whole new meaning to life," said Michael.

And Amanda wouldn't change it for the world.

"I'm glad I didn't give up. Definitely got my miracle baby. She amazing. I wouldn't change it for the world.


Chase Houle and Kennedy Leu, two years later.
Kennedy Leu IVF photo.