Clinic gives free IVF treatments to winners of video contest

June 29, 2012 5:53:32 PM PDT
Many couples struggle with infertility, so a doctor in Las Vegas launched a contest aimed at helping them beat the odds at becoming parents.

In order to win free IVF treatments worth about $20,000, the 45 couples had to produce videos explaining why they deserve the treatment.

A panel reduced that number to six and let the public pick the winner on Facebook.

"Think of it as when you're a child. You play house, you know, you play mommy and so it's something that I want a lot," contestant Emily Heaton said.

Emily's video was a winner. The clinic's director ended up deciding to provide free, advanced IVF treatments to three couples.