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Samantha, son Brexton and Kyle Busch. Photo: Getty Images.

Six couples to share $100,000 from Kyle, Samantha Busch ‘Bundle of Joy’ fund

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Samantha and Kyle Busch had to undergo in vitro fertilization to conceive their first child, Brexton, born in 2015. (Getty Images)

Six Charlotte-area couples will share $100,000 in grant money to assist with in vitro fertilization (IVF) efforts from the Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund, the Fund announced recently.

This is the eighth and largest round of “Bundle of Joy” grants issued since the Fund was created in 2015, following Kyle’s and Samantha’s IVF journey to conceive son Brexton.

“Kyle and I have heard so many stories of couples struggling to conceive a child of their own,” Samantha Busch said in a statement. “From unexplained infertility to a cancer diagnosis, there are multiple variables that may eventually lead to the difficult path of IVF.

“We strongly believe that every journey to parenthood is unique and even though sometimes it can’t happen the natural way, everyone deserves a chance to try and have their own child without worrying about the cost or judgement.”

IVF, which is a process that mixes eggs and sperm in a lab dish to create an embryo, is a costly procedure that typically is not covered by most insurance companies.

One of the recipient couples, Sharika and Gabriel Ramseur, have been trying to conceive for much of their seven years of marriage.

“This is something we had prayed about for so long and then to suddenly receive that gift (from the Fund),” Gabriel Ramseur told the Gaston (North Carolina) Gazette. “I can’t describe it.”

Added Sharika Ramseur to the Gazette, “The Buschs spoke with us, encouraged us, supported us and told us to stay in touch throughout the process. They could not have been more understanding toward us.”

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The six couples will receive between $10,000 and $25,000 from the Fund for treatments at the Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte, also known as REACH.

“Over the last four years, I am proud to say that the Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund has helped 37 couples overcome the financial burden of fertility treatments with nearly $500,000 awarded,” Samantha Busch said. “We now have 16 ‘Bundle of Joy’ babies with five more due in 2019 and are beyond thrilled for this next round of recipients as they begin the process to have their own bundle of joy.

“The ‘Bundle of Joy Fund’ began as a way for Kyle and I to help alleviate the financial burden couples are faced with during fertility treatments, but I don’t think we realized the significant impact it would end up having on our life. Every round of grants means Kyle, Brexton and I get to welcome more amazing couples into our growing  ‘Bundle of Joy’ family, and that fills our hearts with so much happiness.”

Click here to read more about the most recent grants, as well as to learn more about the Kyle Busch Foundation Bundle of Joy Fund, click here.

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Brexton Busch has fun playing with his dad during interview (video)

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Brexton Busch, the 14-month-old son of Kyle and Samantha Busch, had some fun with his dad Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

From grabbing the microphone to taking Kyle Busch‘s sunglasses and grabbing his dad’s hat, Brexton was busy was NASCAR on NBC’s Marty Snider talked with Kyle Busch.

Kyle Busch’s secret to winning the Sprint Cup: A kiddie song

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Kyle Busch used his February accident at Daytona as motivation all year long.

That included his recovery from initial surgery on his broken right leg and fractured left foot, his three months of rehab, the birth of his son, his four wins and ultimately, the Sprint Cup championship.

Busch talked about the season that was, particularly Sunday’s championship-winning race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, in a new post on Derek Jeter’s The Players Tribune.

Here’s an excerpt from Busch’s first-person story, but it’s what follows that will catch you by surprise. As the old saying goes, wait for it … wait for it:

“When we got to about lap 200, we had a pit stop — the final green flag stop of the night — and I had momentum. I was behind Brad Keselowski for the lead, but I had gapped Kevin Harvick, who I was racing for the title at that point.

“As I kept distancing myself from Kevin, it started to look like I might be able to win the whole race. Kyle Larson joined us in the lead, and we were all separated by about one second, with Kevin still trailing behind. I was perfectly fine with how things were going. If I held position, I had the championship.”

Then, as late broadcaster Paul Harvey used to say, Kyle revealed the rest of the story of how he won the 2015 crown:

He started singing son Brexton’s favorite kiddie song:

“I could feel like pressure coming on so … Well, I started singing the theme song from my son’s favorite learning game, VocabuLarry.

“Who’s that swingin’ up and down?

(Laaaa-rry!)

Join him as he has some fun

(Laaaa-rry!)

Look at Larry, he’s so bright

(Laaaa-ry!)

Learns new words and gets them right.

Busch then added, “Look, what can I say? It kept me focused.”

We’re not sure if Busch’s singing made it across his team radio, or if it just stayed inside his car. But if a copy exists,, somewhere, somehow, somebody HOPEFULLY has a tape of this. It would be an instant classic.

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