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We are Lindsay and Brian Vargas. we want to thank you all first and for most, for taking the time to read our story. We have been together for over 15 years and married almost 12. It has taken us through the toughest journey of our lives. After 10 years of heart ache, fertility treatments, and patience. We  have endured 15 miscarriages, 8 surgeries, genetic testing, and 1 ectopic pregnancy. We've even experienced 3 failed adoptions, and gone through $150,000. Brian and I need your help for one last chance to have a baby through surrogacy. The money that we will raise will help pay for invitro fertilization and genetic testing of the embryos. The embryos will be transferred into our surrogate with a 75% success rate. We are hoping to start this process beginning of June or late this summer because our doctors have said this is our last option.

 
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I wanted to give you all one final update. We want to thank each and every one of you who donated, prayed, or helped us toward our dream!! On December 2nd we had a successful fundraiser and spaghetti feed. This event helped us get the funds needed to transfer our last embryo.
On December 28th we transferred our last sweet baby boy into my sister Kelly. We hoped and prayed and did all kinds of superstitions. We found out the results to the transfer this past Thursday. The transfer failed;(. We are not pregnant. There was a 25% chance that it wouldn't work. We fell into that statistic. We have bad luck and maybe aren't meant to be parents, or maybe the timing is just STILL not right. I don't know when or if it will ever be right.
We plan on doing some soul searching and taking time off to process this last year. We need to look at all of our options and decide if we want to continue this hard road that we've been on for the last 12 years! We are tired and defeated. Please keep us in your prayers that the right person, opportunity, or child will find us. Thank you all again for your support. We love you all and are grateful for the opportunities we've had.

Love Brian & Lindsay
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I feel I owe you all an update. In late August we borrowed money from family, opened a credit card, and did an embryo transfer. It was the most amazingly beautiful thing I've ever witnessed!! We put 1 of our 2 embryos into my sister Kelly. After 10 days of (not so patiently) waiting, we got a positive pregnancy test!!! It was scary at first because our numbers weren't rising exactly like they should. We went in for our first ultrasound and the embryo was measuring small and it was too early to detect a heartbeat. We were on pins and needles! The following week we went back for a follow up scan and more blood work where we saw the most beautiful thing in the world, a heartbeat! We began to relax. Kelly was feeling very pregnant and we were over the moon. We planned the nursery and bought a few small things. Fast forward a few weeks to this last week. Our appointment went great!! The baby was measuring right on track at 9weeks and our labs were great. The heart rate was a little fast but we weren't too worried. We decided to start telling our friends and family!! We planned something special for each person close to us.
Yesterday afternoon my sister had some bleeding, we were a little nervous but since we saw that beautiful heartbeat just 2 days ago we didn't freak out. Well, the cramps started and the bleeding got worse. We went to the hospital where she was admitted. We spent all night there last night, and found out this morning that we had lost our sweet baby;(. We are absolutely heartbroken!! HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE HAPPENING AGAIN? I feel horrible for dragging my sister through our ongoing nightmare. I felt like this time was different, I had let myself fall in love. My husband and I were once again broken. We all hugged and cried. My AMAZING sister was such a trooper and is unbelievably willing to try again. The doctor will make us wait a few months to regulate all of her hormones and let her body heal.
We have tapped out all of our resources and I have absolutely no clue how we will come up with another $6,000. If any of you have anything you are willing give us to sell or have fundraising ideas please let us know. We would have never been able to get this far without all of your love and support. I beg you all to share this and help us out once again.
Thank you all for your prayers,
❤️Brian and Lindsay
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Thanks to the donations we have received we were able to take the next HUGE step in our journey. It has been a busy few weeks for us. My sister Kelly started hormone injections a few weeks back and early last week we had our egg retrieval surgery. They retrieved 19 eggs and 15 were fertilized. The doctor watched the fertilized eggs grow over the following 5-6 days. Only 5 of those continued growing and were biopsied and sent in for genetic testing. We got our results back that we have 2 perfectly genetically healthy embryos that are ready to be transferred. This is SO exciting to us.

The money we have raised has gotten us to this point. The medication was around $3,200. The lab work and ultrasounds were another $1,200. The egg retrieval surgery was $8,225. And finally the genetic testing was $2,300. We are now all out of funds and need around $4,000 to finish the process. As soon as we have the money we will transfer the embryos into my sister and pray for our miracle!!!!

I feel we have reached out to all of our inner circle to get to this point. I am BEYOND grateful to have gotten this far, it has been a dream come true Its Itself. I am asking you all one final time to help me think of any fundraising ideas and share this with anyone that you haven't yet shared it with already. Thank you again and let's see if we can make this happen.
God Bless,
Brian and Lindsay
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We still have had a couple of donations trickling in, but I wanted to tell you all about a couple of fundraisers that I have going on right now. I have a lovely lady that sells KEEP Collective jewelry and has offered to give us all of her commission from orders coming in. I will post the link below.

https://www.keepcollective.com/soc/z6hm8

Also we are having a LuLaRoe clothing open house here in Omaha. It is on Sun June 26th from 3-6 at Swimtastic Swim School. You can try the clothes on and bring them home that day. LuLaRoe has the most comfortable leggings, T's, maxi skirts, dresses, and more. In kids sizes and women's sizes from XS-XXL

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We truly appreciate every dollar.
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Amy Csipkes Butts
24 months ago
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I worked with Dr Doherty as a surrogate of twins who will be turning 2 in June. Id like to speak to you if youre interested. Surrogacy is my calling, i was just talking to a friend that i would love to help another couple!

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Christina Peeples
24 months ago
5
5

I would love to talk to the both of you and maybe help..

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Laura Aniciete Wheeler
24 months ago
3
3

Your story tugs at my soul. I am currently carrying for my fourth family and have seen so many struggles over the years, the heartbreak, the pain. You are in my thoughts. :-(

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Marissa Phillips Brown
24 months ago
2
2

A friend of mine went through rejections like you are talking about. For some reason her body rejected the baby at 8 or so weeks. They ended up drawing blood from her husband, spinning off the platelets and injecting them into her prior to treatments so her body would build an immunity to his anti-bodies. I don't know the specifics or name of the process but it was done in CA and it worked! Praying for you guys. Having 2 miscarriages was hard, but 15? That's strength and faith.

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Kristin Yaneff
24 months ago
2
2

Praying for you! Dr Doherty truly works miracles. Never ever lose faith, because without faith, we have nothing

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Emilie Coonce
24 months ago
2
2

I would love to help you both out and talk to ya, and possible help you.

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Molly Ann
24 months ago
2
2

I would definitely also talk to you both about helping out.

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Evelyn Vanessa Rivera
24 months ago
1
1

I cant donate money but i know how u must. Be and the pain so ill donate to be a surrogate

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Becca Hamblen
24 months ago
1
1

I would just likento say good luck and I would definitely like to keep up with your journey! Keep pushing forward and never give up hope. There is a plan for each of us. Stay strong....theres a beautiful rainbow after the storm.

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Angie Carson
24 months ago
1
1

Lindsay and Brian, I had 2 unexplained miscarriages at 8 and 9 weeks. My doctor had me try something with my son. I literally took one baby aspirin per day the entire pregnancy and successfully delivered a 5 pound baby. I went on to have 4 more children, all of which I took one baby aspirin a day religiously. The theory was that my blood was clotting and cutting off supply to the baby. I hope this might give hope to you or someone else. My very best, Angie

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Jessica Riley
24 months ago
1
1

Dr. Doherty is my reproductive specialist as well, she is the best around! I pray for you and your family. I know how difficult and emotionally draining this process can be. I pray IVF works for you! Infertility sucks! :-( You're an amazing and strong woman for not giving up! I will be thinking of you everyday and praying you have a baby in your arms soon!

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Jennifer Ziemba Schroeder
24 months ago
1
1

Dr. Doherty is amazing! I pray that she and God can finally give you the healthy miracle you deserve.

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Heather Baker
24 months ago
1
1

Praying you get your miracle. I have also had several early misscariges (17) of them. I did IVF got a baby girl currently saving for baby number 2.

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Matt Shalberg
24 months ago
1
1

My god bless you and your husband with a child. My wife and I have been seeing Dr. Oakes at the same clinic for the last 3 years. We have endured 4 IUI's, 8 IVF's (2 w/ PGS), and no luck. My wife also made it to about 9 weeks on 1 of the PGS embryo's. Don't give up. Never give up. Support eachother. There is a plan for everyone, it will show itself to you soon. My wife and I are now pursuing donor egg. Best of luck to you both.

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Amy 'Kokoruda' Brown
24 months ago
1
1

I am sending prayers to you both! My infertility journey ended after 2 miscarriages, a septate uterus, and 10 surgeries later. My 10th was an emergency hysterectomy at 27...never give up! You will make great parents! (Dr. D was also my fertility specialist she is wonderful) Lean on God for support, close your eyes and let him guide you. I am now a mommy to a beautiful son who I was so so lucky to adopt! His biological mother knew my Aunt and said she wanted him to go to a good home with someone my Aunt trusted. My Aunt knew my struggles....I never gave up hope that someday, somehow I would be a mommy.

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Paige Williams
24 months ago
1
1

I wanted to share.... I had two miscarriages. Both had heart beats and then the heart beats were gone at the 10 week ultrasound. I tested positive heterozygous mutation for the MTHFR gene. At my persistence a hematologist added folic acid, a baby aspirin each day. And when I got pregnant I was put on Heparin my first pregnancy and Lovenox my second. Both pregnancies were successful. I'm sure you have looked at absolutely everything possible. I just couldn't go without saying. Best of luck!!!

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Shakara Robinson
6 months ago

Hi Lindsay and Brian. My name is Shakara and I am a producer with Daily Blast Live, a national show based in Denver, CO. I am sorry to write you here, and understand how tacky it may seem, but I thought I would try to reach out to first say I am happy to read about such a positive update in what has been years of pain and suffering for you both. I'm humbly reaching out to see if you might consider doing a remote interview with us as you are raising your precious new baby and are prepping for the twins' arrival. Our daytime audience is made of stay-at-home and work-at-home moms and I know they will benefit from this encouraging and inspirational turn in this painful journey. I can be reached at shakara.robinson@dailyblastlive. Thank you for your time and congratulations on your 3 blessings!

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Samantha Lockwood
19 months ago

Brian and Lindsay I love you both and I am willing to help you out if it is an option. I am sorry to hear all that you have been through in your journey God will get you through this have faith my prayers for the both of you and your sister you will be Blessed with a baby both of you will make wonderful parents

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Heather Tunink-Rude
20 months ago

Lindsay & Brian I got married late in life (35 yrs old). We are about to have our 5th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately my husband & I have also not been successful in having kids naturally. We have tried 1.5 cycles of IVF. I do not produce enough eggs & husbands sperm is lazy (motility issues). We can not afford any more cycles. They state I have low ovarian reserve. It sucks because I have always wanted kids/be a mother. I have lost not one but both of my parents before the age of 40. I was a good girl & never had kids out of wedlock & now i get the short end of the stick (punished). I think our last chance is going to be embryo adoption. The cost of that is just as much if not more as IVF. I was hoping to have children that looked like each of us. I don't have any sisters but all 3 of my brothers have kids. I have to get out of my rut of why me. Why when someone wants kids do they not get them & than you see & hear other people who don't want kids keeps popping them out with no problems. Even though they can't afford them. I will be praying for you two & a soon to be family.

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Katie Denniston Olson
20 months ago

We love you guys so much! I had no idea! I feel your pain Lindsay! I hope you get everything your sweet heart desires! Big big hugs and loves to both of you!

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Julie Key
15 months ago

My husband and I are currently dealing with infertility and multiple failed IVF attempts with both donor egg and donor sperm. As we have had the odds against us from the beginning, I understand the turmoil this takes on someone, let alone a married couple. I pray for you guys and hope that this last attempt is successful. Good luck to you!

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Marni Lavaley
17 months ago

Good luck and god bless!!

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Anonymous
19 months ago
Amy Csipkes Butts
24 months ago
8
8

I worked with Dr Doherty as a surrogate of twins who will be turning 2 in June. Id like to speak to you if youre interested. Surrogacy is my calling, i was just talking to a friend that i would love to help another couple!

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Christina Peeples
24 months ago
5
5

I would love to talk to the both of you and maybe help..

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Laura Aniciete Wheeler
24 months ago
3
3

Your story tugs at my soul. I am currently carrying for my fourth family and have seen so many struggles over the years, the heartbreak, the pain. You are in my thoughts. :-(

+ Read More
Marissa Phillips Brown
24 months ago
2
2

A friend of mine went through rejections like you are talking about. For some reason her body rejected the baby at 8 or so weeks. They ended up drawing blood from her husband, spinning off the platelets and injecting them into her prior to treatments so her body would build an immunity to his anti-bodies. I don't know the specifics or name of the process but it was done in CA and it worked! Praying for you guys. Having 2 miscarriages was hard, but 15? That's strength and faith.

+ Read More
Kristin Yaneff
24 months ago
2
2

Praying for you! Dr Doherty truly works miracles. Never ever lose faith, because without faith, we have nothing

+ Read More
Emilie Coonce
24 months ago
2
2

I would love to help you both out and talk to ya, and possible help you.

+ Read More
Molly Ann
24 months ago
2
2

I would definitely also talk to you both about helping out.

+ Read More
Evelyn Vanessa Rivera
24 months ago
1
1

I cant donate money but i know how u must. Be and the pain so ill donate to be a surrogate

+ Read More
Becca Hamblen
24 months ago
1
1

I would just likento say good luck and I would definitely like to keep up with your journey! Keep pushing forward and never give up hope. There is a plan for each of us. Stay strong....theres a beautiful rainbow after the storm.

+ Read More
Angie Carson
24 months ago
1
1

Lindsay and Brian, I had 2 unexplained miscarriages at 8 and 9 weeks. My doctor had me try something with my son. I literally took one baby aspirin per day the entire pregnancy and successfully delivered a 5 pound baby. I went on to have 4 more children, all of which I took one baby aspirin a day religiously. The theory was that my blood was clotting and cutting off supply to the baby. I hope this might give hope to you or someone else. My very best, Angie

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Jessica Riley
24 months ago
1
1

Dr. Doherty is my reproductive specialist as well, she is the best around! I pray for you and your family. I know how difficult and emotionally draining this process can be. I pray IVF works for you! Infertility sucks! :-( You're an amazing and strong woman for not giving up! I will be thinking of you everyday and praying you have a baby in your arms soon!

+ Read More
Jennifer Ziemba Schroeder
24 months ago
1
1

Dr. Doherty is amazing! I pray that she and God can finally give you the healthy miracle you deserve.

+ Read More
Heather Baker
24 months ago
1
1

Praying you get your miracle. I have also had several early misscariges (17) of them. I did IVF got a baby girl currently saving for baby number 2.

+ Read More
Matt Shalberg
24 months ago
1
1

My god bless you and your husband with a child. My wife and I have been seeing Dr. Oakes at the same clinic for the last 3 years. We have endured 4 IUI's, 8 IVF's (2 w/ PGS), and no luck. My wife also made it to about 9 weeks on 1 of the PGS embryo's. Don't give up. Never give up. Support eachother. There is a plan for everyone, it will show itself to you soon. My wife and I are now pursuing donor egg. Best of luck to you both.

+ Read More
Amy 'Kokoruda' Brown
24 months ago
1
1

I am sending prayers to you both! My infertility journey ended after 2 miscarriages, a septate uterus, and 10 surgeries later. My 10th was an emergency hysterectomy at 27...never give up! You will make great parents! (Dr. D was also my fertility specialist she is wonderful) Lean on God for support, close your eyes and let him guide you. I am now a mommy to a beautiful son who I was so so lucky to adopt! His biological mother knew my Aunt and said she wanted him to go to a good home with someone my Aunt trusted. My Aunt knew my struggles....I never gave up hope that someday, somehow I would be a mommy.

+ Read More
Paige Williams
24 months ago
1
1

I wanted to share.... I had two miscarriages. Both had heart beats and then the heart beats were gone at the 10 week ultrasound. I tested positive heterozygous mutation for the MTHFR gene. At my persistence a hematologist added folic acid, a baby aspirin each day. And when I got pregnant I was put on Heparin my first pregnancy and Lovenox my second. Both pregnancies were successful. I'm sure you have looked at absolutely everything possible. I just couldn't go without saying. Best of luck!!!

+ Read More
Shakara Robinson
6 months ago

Hi Lindsay and Brian. My name is Shakara and I am a producer with Daily Blast Live, a national show based in Denver, CO. I am sorry to write you here, and understand how tacky it may seem, but I thought I would try to reach out to first say I am happy to read about such a positive update in what has been years of pain and suffering for you both. I'm humbly reaching out to see if you might consider doing a remote interview with us as you are raising your precious new baby and are prepping for the twins' arrival. Our daytime audience is made of stay-at-home and work-at-home moms and I know they will benefit from this encouraging and inspirational turn in this painful journey. I can be reached at shakara.robinson@dailyblastlive. Thank you for your time and congratulations on your 3 blessings!

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Samantha Lockwood
19 months ago

Brian and Lindsay I love you both and I am willing to help you out if it is an option. I am sorry to hear all that you have been through in your journey God will get you through this have faith my prayers for the both of you and your sister you will be Blessed with a baby both of you will make wonderful parents

+ Read More
Heather Tunink-Rude
20 months ago

Lindsay & Brian I got married late in life (35 yrs old). We are about to have our 5th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately my husband & I have also not been successful in having kids naturally. We have tried 1.5 cycles of IVF. I do not produce enough eggs & husbands sperm is lazy (motility issues). We can not afford any more cycles. They state I have low ovarian reserve. It sucks because I have always wanted kids/be a mother. I have lost not one but both of my parents before the age of 40. I was a good girl & never had kids out of wedlock & now i get the short end of the stick (punished). I think our last chance is going to be embryo adoption. The cost of that is just as much if not more as IVF. I was hoping to have children that looked like each of us. I don't have any sisters but all 3 of my brothers have kids. I have to get out of my rut of why me. Why when someone wants kids do they not get them & than you see & hear other people who don't want kids keeps popping them out with no problems. Even though they can't afford them. I will be praying for you two & a soon to be family.

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Katie Denniston Olson
20 months ago

We love you guys so much! I had no idea! I feel your pain Lindsay! I hope you get everything your sweet heart desires! Big big hugs and loves to both of you!

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