Baby Apsell

$1,751 of $1,600 goal

Raised by 23 people in 63 months
Emily is a 5th and 6th grade teacher. She loves working with kids, having summers off, and couldn’t be happier in her choice of career. She also enjoys playing the piano and guitar, running marathons and painting portraits. Brandon is a financial advisor with a film degree. He has also worked as a camp counselor for special needs children. He loves to play basketball, cook, and train our dogs to do tricks.

We live in San Tan Valley in a quiet neighborhood. Our home is next to a park with a playground. We have rescued all our pets and currently have 2 dogs and 2 cats. We love animals and treat our pets like family members. Our children will have two adults who are patient, gentle, loving, and ready to make them our number one priority.

We have been through a lot together in our years as a couple: moving, buying a home, graduate school, deaths in our families, and much more. We are a constant source of emotional support and laughter for one other. We are kind, affectionate and always respectful towards one other. We do not take each other for granted and are so lucky to have the happy marriage that we have. We are best friends first, and never tire of one another, whether it be: thrift shopping, throwing dinner parties, going for walks or hikes, or spending time with our nieces and nephews. We have an incredible support system of loving family and close friends who are excited to welcome a child into our lives. We are ready to fulfill a lifelong dream of caring for children in our home.

Unfortunately, this has not come easy for us. We have been trying to conceive since 2011. We have seen specialists and have endured numerous procedures and tests, including 2 surgeries. We are currently on our fifteenth round of assisted reproductive technology. Stacked against us are: one blocked fallopian tube, diminished ovarian reserve, polyps, insulin resistance, a genetic mutation called MTHFR which causes early miscarriages and severe vitamin deficiencies most importantly folic acid. But our biggest setback is money. We have already spent tens of thousands of dollars on our various treatments, and have been using donated medicine on top of that. Living in Arizona, our insurance covers nothing. The cost of adopting embryos is $8,500, the cost of one round of IVF is $16,000 and the cost of one round of IVF with donor eggs is $24,000. These are hefty sums to pay on a teacher’s salary and so we are asking for your help. Every little bit helps. Infertility is a devastating condition that affects 1 in 6 couples in the United States, and it is a painful and horribly sad thing for anyone to go through.

In the event that a pregnancy occurs naturally during the time of our efforts of fundraising, (although statistically we have a very low chance of this happening) the funds will be donated to another infertile couple in need.

We thank you for your generosity and love!!
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Just wanted to post a quick update to our loved ones and followers. In June, we transferred 3 embryos, but unfortunately, I lost them and it did not result in a viable pregnancy. Since our clinic offers us another try for a very low lab fee, we waited a few months to choose our backup batch. We now legally own another batch of embryos. The couple is Jewish, and the father is a doctor and the mother is a registered nurse. We will be using the money in our go find me account to afford the medications needed for another transfer. However, we are waiting a few months and taking a break at the moment. We became foster parents in July and are enjoying a little boy at the moment. He is 20 months old. We will not be able to adopt him as he is going home to his biological parents, but we do hope to pursue foster care and adoption further. Thank you again for all your love and support!!
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Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We are finally approved for a refinance on our house, and we've decided to take out some cash equity to pay for the rest, so further donations are no longer needed at this time. We have an ivf consult on Monday to choose our embryos/put ourselves on a waiting list if the embryos we want to adopt are not available. Super excited!! We could not have done this without you and are forever grateful. This long journey is hopefully almost over. Love, Emily & Brandon.
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Wow!! I can't believe we have already raised $76. We are so blessed!! Please send positive thoughts our way on Wednesday, Em is having another surgery on her uterus. It is a minor procedure and nothing to worry about. Love to all.
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Emily Apsell
57 months ago

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Raised by 23 people in 63 months
Created March 19, 2014
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Claudette Abruzzo Roehrig
51 months ago

You certainly will be loving and caring parents and I'm so happy to donate to such a wonderful cause.

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51 months ago
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Elizabeth Wentworth
52 months ago

Quilted Crane donation

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Elizabeth Wentworth
54 months ago

Lots of girls saying they are so happy to donate to a good cause like yours!

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Linda Eddy
55 months ago

Keep the faith---

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Elizabeth Wentworth
55 months ago

I just donated but I don't see it on here?! 2nd times the charm? There are so many ladies it would take a while to write them down. They are all happy to donate to such a great cause!

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55 months ago
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Emily Apsell
57 months ago

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