"I feel like I'm begging my country to provide a service to me that I lost (while) fighting for this country," Keil said.
The Keils and other military couples want to urge Congress to make changes so that other veterans who can't conceive naturally due to combat injuries don't have to self-fund their families. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, is championing a plan that would allow the VA to cover IVF procedures.
"This is the cost of war," Murray said."We treat every other injury. It is part of the promise that we make men and women who serve this country."
The Defense Department covers in vitro fertilization for active duty service members. Many troops have to medically retire because their injuries are so severe.
Kevin Jaye stepped on a roadside bomb. After two rounds of IVF, he and his wife, Lauren Jaye, are expecting a baby girl in August.
"In the end we will have a baby in our arms," Lauren said. "It means everything. It means normal life."
Lauren's health benefits from being a teacher helped cover the cost.