Father's Day celebration from Tucson vasectomy reversal clinicPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Vasectomy's are common procedures for men, what's not so common is getting it reversed.
Saturday, dads from across the country gathered at Reid Park. All of them former patients of the International Center for Vasectomy Reversals who are thankful for a second chance at fatherhood.
After Jose Martinez and his first wife had two daughters. He thought his family was complete.
His brother Eusebio felt the same after he and his first wife had five children.
So, both brothers decided to have a vasectomy. But then they remarried.
"Everything was goin great so we decided, 'Well, what's one more,'" said Eusebio.
Eusebio and Jose came to Dr. Sheldon Marks at Tucson's International Center for Vasectomy Reversal.
"We're giving them a chance to have their family, their dream, their children. So, it's a very positive, uplifting, rewarding blessing," said Dr. Marks.
Saturday the Martinez brothers and about 50 other families got a chance to say thanks at the center's 18th Annual Father's Day celebration.
"I did get a second chance, I really did," said Jose.
Since their "Miracle Children" have been born, both Jose and Eusebio have had a second vasectomy. They say this time they're not going back.
Between 500,000 and 600,000 men nationwide get a vasectomy each year. One in 20 end up deciding to have a vasectomy reversal.