UPDATE FROM THE ARMSTRONGs: We are paid in FULL thanks to all of you that help us. We could not have done it without you. Frank and I both had are DR visits this week and next is to order all the meds another 2800... and we should be starting our cycle mid august. check back for more pics and updates. AGAIN we are so grateful for all the support and out pour of love it makes this process less stressful...
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! were almost there. We just need to make it a little more and FRANK and SHIRELLE will be closer to making their dream reality. PLEASE continue with your prayers for them. They are an awesome couple. Stephanie
All thank you for your continued support and love. Frank and Shirelle Appreicate it. They would like to start the 1st cycle in July of this year so please keep them in your prayers. They will use go fund me as as diary to keep everyone up to date with process. Posting pic and latest news. Be on the look out next week for somemore exciting news.
Everyone words cannot express the gratitude for your love and support. Were 30 days away from our goal. thanks for your donations online as well as in person and through the mail. Some have asked where can we send donations if we dont want to do on line. Please send directly in care of: Faith and Truth Word Church at PO Box 498 Locust Grove GA 30248
Hello Family, Friends, Co Worker and all others reading our story and willing to help out on the road to becoming parents.
I met the love of my life October 2010 and we were married March 26 2011. After two long hard years of trying on our own to conceive we were given the news that the only possible way to conceive long would be through IVF( in vitro fertilization). I have a condition called endometriosis which is a painful disorder. It involves the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus "” the endometrium "” however in cases such as mine, it grows outside the uterus and can cause Infertility issues. Also I have PCOS which is a condition where your hormones are out of balance making it difficult to conceive. Along with that I have a tubal blockage. Accepting the diagnosis has not been easy. After that, I have undergone every possible surgery, procedure, and test under the sun to see what our options were to be able to conceive... as it turns out without IVF we have less than a five percent chance of having a child of our own. To write this even now is just about as hard as asking complete strangers for help... but without doing this and reaching out we may never have the opportunity to welcome a beautiful little person of our own into this world.
The first diagnosis for me, which was years ago, has always been devastating. But I looked at it as just w not in being the cards and moved on loving my nieces and nephew. But after meeting my incredible amazing husband, it goes against every fiber in my being not be able to share in the joy of creating a new life with him. To know that our chances are so minuscule without intervention is unbearable, heart-wrenching at times. Every month welcomes new hope and every month it is taken away from me with the oncoming of another cycle. I have been through countless tests including surgeries, ultrasounds, Hysteroscopy's, Hysterosalpingogram's, and mock IUI's, mostly paid out of pocket due to my insurance not covering anything to do with infertility. Without your loving contribution, it will be impossible to raise the funds needed for the medications that accompany the procedure.
What We Need & What You Get
All donations will go towards our costs for IVF. Because my blood work tests was so positive we have been approved for ATTAINIVF, which requires a payment of $22,700 plus medication (3-4 per cycle). This will include 2 fresh cycles and 2frozen with a higher rate of conceiving.
1 Cycle IVF- $12,060
Meds - $ 3,700
The above breakdown would be the cost of just 1 cycle "“ total $15,760 (so there is a big cost saving when approved from ATTAINIVF)
I know it is a lot to ask of people to donate during these hard economic times, and I wish there was another way I could raise funds. Thanks in advance for reading our story!
Other Ways You Can Help
Please share this with anyone you might know willing to help us make our dream come true.
Thank you in advance for whatever you are able to do to help our dream become a reality. We truly appreciate your financial support and prayers. If you cannot help financially, please say a prayer for us!
My name is Stephanie. Shirelle has been my best friend for 26 years and I love her very much. Shirelle is such a kind person and always willing to help anyone in need she truly has a heart of gold. When I met Frank I knew he was the one for Shirelle, I could see the love in his eye's for my BFF. My one wish for Shirelle and Frank is that they will be blessed with a baby. Shirelle and Frank have tried two years to conceive on their own. Recently they received news that the only possible way to conceive would be through IVF (In Vitro Fertilzation). In Virtro Fertilzation is very expensive but if successful it is priceless. I am trying to do anything I can to be able to make their dreams come true. Thank you's will never be enough, and both they, and our families will be forever grateful to everyone that supports them during this time.
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