It’s been quite the journey for NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife, Samantha Busch. With all the twists and turns of life, the Busch’s are facing a different kind of race that is so much bigger than a NASCAR pit stop or finishing first after that checkered flag waves.
This is a pit stop of sorts in life where the Busch’s are waiting for what’s next.
Samantha Busch wrote a book called “Fighting Infertility” which is set to release on March 31. The premise of the book, in part, is shared by Samantha:
“As Kyle and I’s public lives grew more pronounced, our private life was being torn apart,” Busch said. “The frustrations and uncertainty of our fertility problems took a toll on us as individuals and as a couple, creating a cyclone of emotions that threatened everything we had worked so hard for. Through these trials, Kyle and I learned how to build a stronger relationship, foster a deeper faith, and find humor through our tears. We also discovered a passion for helping other couples gain access to fertility treatments, which is why we started to Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund.”
In the midst of all the Busch’s struggles, they started The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund to help others “in 2015 following their own IVF journey to conceive their first child, Brexton” according to the fund’s site.
According to the website, the fund’s “dedicated to advocating for infertility education and awareness and removing financial barriers by granting monetary awards to couples who require fertility treatments to have their own bundle of joy”. So far, the foundation has granted $940,000 in funds.
The Busch’s were featured in an exclusive per People’s Tricia Despres as Despres reported that: “For over eight years, the couple (has been going through) the physical and emotional roller coaster that is infertility, experiencing everything from a miscarriage to a failed IVF attempt and, in November, a second IVF failure while using an otherwise healthy surrogate. After a series of months in which Samantha failed to conceive naturally, the couple turned to IVF treatments, which eventually resulted in the birth of son Brexton in 2015. However, their quest for a second child not only landed the couple back in the infertility clinic, but also into marriage counseling.”
Despres says that “Samantha and Kyle have a renewed sense of hope. Not only has the couple been able to work through their problems in counseling, but Samantha recently underwent yet another egg retrieval and transfer under the care of Dr. William Schoolcraft with CCRM Fertility in Colorado.”
“It’s what we’ve been working on, striving for, fighting for, for so long,” Kyle said to People.
“I know I should be worried, but I’m not,” Samantha said via People. “I’m at peace. I feel better than ever and I’m so ready for this. Bring it on!”
If you’d like to support the Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund, you can do so here.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
- 1 “The road to parenthood is a miraculous journey, but for many it is fraught with tears, doubts and tremendous stress,” Samantha Busch said in the description of her new book. “Fighting Infertility is rally cry, an opportunity to feel understood, gain strength through the struggle and will ignite your inner warrior. I share the good, the bad, and the ugly in an honest and relatable account where faith, family, love, and loss intersect.”
- 2 In the midst of all the Busch’s struggles, they started The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund to help others “in 2015 following their own IVF journey to conceive their first child, Brexton” according to the fund’s site.
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