Dear friends and family,
Mike and I pray that you will read this with open, loving hearts and minds, and be as supportive as possible through positivity and love. Our story is one where we will be very vulnerable and open as to not only hide the fact that not just one of us is battling the infertility journey, but in fact both of us.
While telling our story is painful we have found that sharing our pain with friends and family has helped us to reinforce the support and guidance we needed to forward through our journey of infertility.
We've been blessed with so many friends and family in our lives that have been a part of our journey. We humbly ask of your prayers, Good Vibes, love and financial support.
Infertility is a medical condition that affects your mind, body, and spirit. Mentally, it consumes your daily thoughts. Physically, it controls your body and emotions. You find yourself dealing with overwhelming frustrations and crying with disappointment while wondering if you'll ever conceive a child of your own.
Mike and I have been going through infertility for 2 years now. We have always dreamed of eventually having kids we never dreamed that we would have trouble getting pregnant once we are ready. Anyone who has experienced infertility knows the amount of stress physically, emotionally, and financially this can be. I have gone through numerous treatments of medication, injections, ultrasounds, blood work, 5 IUIs, and hsg tests. The amount of money this has cost us is insane. At this point our doctor is telling us that our final shot of becoming parents now has led us to IVF or in vitro fertilization. They have said we have an excellent chance of this being successful for us.
The difficult part is that IVF costs $20,000 which requires a payment up front. However, our desire to have a child of our own is something we want more than anything. We cannot think of anything more fulfilling than having a child together. To be called Mom and Dad one day is something we deeply desire! We have so much love to give and we want to share that love by growing our family and making a it complete.
We are asking you all to help us fulfill this desire and assist us in financing these steps in our infertility journey. We appreciate anything you can do to help us, because without you all this would not be possible.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we appreciate anything you could do to help.