As a former longtime rock in the middle of the Packers' offensive line and Pro Bowl selection in 2011, Scott Wells has experienced the highs that go along with playing in the NFL.
However, Wells, now the Rams' center, also dealt with his share of lows, too. Primarily, off the field with his wife Julie.
Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim wrote a fantastic piece detailing the couple's struggles, including the loss of premature twin boys, born on Thanksgiving Day 2005.
Following that tragedy, and months of trying to expand their family, Scott and Julie traveled to an orphanage in Uganda this summer, eventually gaining legal custody of three children: 2-year-old R.J., Elijah, 3, and Caroline, 4.
But another hurdle remained. The children had no visas, preventing them from traveling to the United States.
This is when the fork-in-the-road moment came.
With Rams training camp set to get underway, Scott had to return home. Julie, faced with a tough choice, decided to stay in Uganda...