Nicki and Kris Runge have been trying to get pregnant. They’re working their way through a multi-year infertility treatment involving numerous medications, evaluations and an egg donor. Both said it’s as emotionally difficult as it is medically complex. They looked forward to sharing their experiences at a doctor-sponsored group therapy session with other couples last February.
Yet almost as soon as the session got started, Nicki Runge, who is deaf, began to feel more and more alone.