Alicia, 39, who asked that her last name be withheld, won a free IVF donor egg cycle from GIVF after attending on of the institute's seminars last year. She decided to attend the seminar after several unsuccessful tries with IVF cycles using her own eggs.
She and her husband spent "several thousand dollars throughout the years, watching our dreams of a family and our bank accounts diminish," Alicia said.
When she learned of the GIVF seminar and the chance to win a free donor egg cycle, Alicia decided the trip to Maryland, where the seminar was being held, was worth it.
"We went, took a chance and we were the lucky winners," she said.
The following fall, Alicia's husband donated sperm to fertilize the donor's eggs, and by late October, Alicia learned she was pregnant.
She's expecting twins this summer.
Carr, meanwhile, overcame the guilt she initially felt after winning her free IVF treatment in 2007. Today, thanks to the treatment, she and her husband have an 18-month-old daughter, McKenna.
"I'm very, very grateful," she said.