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Making Baby Ramirez: A Very Special Holiday Wish

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A Very Special Holiday Wish: The Making of Baby Ramirez

They say it takes a village to raise a child but they didn’t mention that for some, it takes a team of scientists, doctors, embryologists, surgeons, specialists, and oh yeah…a couple who is determined on bringing their little one into this world.

So here's the deal.... The IVF clinic that we’ve been using is having a promotion through the end of the year that if we pay in full by December 26th, the price will be $12,000 instead of the $19,000+ it would normally cost. And they would include almost $3,000 worth of medicines with it for free!! They are working with a bunch of people here to make this happen, including discount programs so there's a big rush to make this happen by the deadline. We know it's not easy with the holidays but we're hoping you can help us with this wish to start our family. 

In true Kelvin & Dayanna fashion, we want to provide you with something special for your donation:


$1-$9 - An in-person, or virtual high five!

$10 - $19.00 - An in person or a virtual hug.

$20 - $49- A latino kiss (on your cheek or virtually for this special hello.) + tiers below this one.

$50 - $99 - An exclusive invite to our super cool baby shower that we haven’t planned yet. No baby shower gift required. + tiers below this one.

$100 - $199 - A personalized gift from the baby once it is born. + tiers below this one.

$200 - $499 - A personalized video of the baby trying to say your name. + tiers below this one. Special social media recognition via video or picture, unless you choose to remain anonymous. + tiers below this one.   

$500 - $ 999 -You will find out the gender of the baby first (after Kelvin, Dayanna, and the doctors know). Note, we will NOT reveal the gender of the baby to anyone UNTIL they are born. + tiers below this one.

$1,000 - $ 1,999 - You will know the gender of the baby, and will be made an honorary aunt/uncle in both English & Spanish languages. This includes exclusive invites to all cool parties and you know this kid will be cool! No gift required. + tiers below this one.

$2,000 - $ 4,999 - You will be made an honorary godparent of the child. This is no way is legally binding. You will get a special godparent gift once the child is born. + tiers below this one.

$5,000 - $9,999 The First person to give this amount will give our first child a middle name or select from the middle name from our list (within reason.) All other people to do this will be the firsts to find out the baby name. + tiers below this one.

$10,000 - You can name our child (within reason.) + tiers below this one.

AND YES, WE’RE KEEPING TRACK OF ALL OF THIS IN A SPREADSHEET! LOL!  


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Our Story:

We (Kelvin & Dayanna Ramirez) have been trying to conceive a child since our honeymoon. Little did we know, we were in for a giant rollercoaster ride.


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2018 marks the 5th year we’ve been trying with no success. At the start of this year, it was clear we weren’t going to get pregnant without medical help. We first tried intrauterine inseminations but after 3 attempts we were no closer to having our baby. If we wanted this to work we knew we were going to have to go through the intense and expensive process that In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is.


$25,000 and over a hundred injections later IVF produced only one viable embryo. Our little embryo was put back in but unfortunately, it did not survive and ended in early miscarriage known as a chemical pregnancy. This has been devastating for us but through it all we’re not giving up on our dream of growing our family. We’ve decided to do IVF again but the issue this time around is money.


It was a miracle in itself we were able to get the money for the first round of IVF but it’s just not feasible for us to pay for a second without a little help from our friends.


Ok, a lot of help.


The IVF clinic that we’ve been using is having a promotion through the end of the year that if we pay in full by December 26th, the price will be $12,000 instead of the $19,000 it would normally cost. And they would include almost $3,000 worth of medicines with it for free!!


That means we have to put together $12,000 in less than 2 weeks.


There is no way we can afford this alone.


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To date, we have paid:

Surgeries/biopsies: $5,000
IUIs (3): $12,000
IVF (1): $25,000
Specialists: $ 3,500
Testing: $2,500
Supplments/additional meds: $2,100


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Possible Questions You May Have:


Insurance? Unfortunately, our insurance does not cover any infertility expenses. Everything we have done has been paid for out of pocket. To date, including the many surgeries, Dayanna has had to do along the way, we have paid over $50,000.


Why not adopt? Great question! We will! We want to build our family in different ways but our heart's desire is to first experience pregnancy and childbirth, then become foster parents after a couple of years and adopt older child(ren) age 7-18. The cost for adoption right now is really high and we would like to have the honor of experiencing a baby first if possible.


What we have tried: 5+ years of trying to conceive. 3 intrauterine inseminations that failed (no pregnancy), 1 IVF cycle. We just recently received the news last week that we had an early miscarriage (known as a chemical pregnancy.) We have also changed our lives around with supplements, organic supplies, etc. We have tried it all! Fertility books, videos, and so much more! We are out of options here.


The ask: We know it may be a hard ask, especially in the holiday season but we’re hoping you can help. Every little bit counts.


In true Kelvin & Dayanna fashion, we want to provide you with something special for your donation:


$1-$9 - An in-person, or virtual high five!

$10 - $19.00 - An in person or a virtual hug.

$20 - $49- A latino kiss (on your cheek or virtually for this special hello.) + tiers below this one.

$50 - $99 - An exclusive invite to our super cool baby shower that we haven’t planned yet. No baby shower gift required. + tiers below this one.

$100 - $199 - A personalized gift from the baby once it is born. + tiers below this one.

$200 - $499 - A personalized video of the baby trying to say your name. + tiers below this one. Special social media recognition via video or picture, unless you choose to remain anonymous. + tiers below this one.   

$500 - $ 999 -You will find out the gender of the baby first (after Kelvin, Dayanna, and the doctors know). Note, we will NOT reveal the gender of the baby to anyone UNTIL they are born. + tiers below this one.

$1,000 - $ 1,999 - You will know the gender of the baby, and will be made an honorary aunt/uncle in both English & Spanish languages. This includes exclusive invites to all cool parties and you know this kid will be cool! No gift required. + tiers below this one.

$2,000 - $ 4,999 - You will be made an honorary godparent of the child. This is no way is legally binding. You will get a special godparent gift once the child is born. + tiers below this one.

$5,000 - $9,999 The First person to give this amount will give our first child a middle name or select from the middle name from our list (within reason.) All other people to do this will be the firsts to find out the baby name. + tiers below this one.

$10,000 - You can name our child (within reason.) + tiers below this one.

AND YES, WE’RE KEEPING TRACK OF ALL OF THIS IN A SPREADSHEET! LOL!  


While we understand not everyone can give, please send prayers and love our way.


Thank you and Happy Holidays, everyone!
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With the fund we will be going through IVF treatments in Greece. They will give us 2 rounds and with medications, travel, accomodations, etc. The 2 rounds will be $8,000- $10,000. We have decided to put in the rest of the money with more saving and everything. Thank you all for your help through this. We have been researching and finding options for the past few months and this is the best choice we have to try and get another round of IVF done. I will be going next week to do initial tests and we plan to save more money and come up with the funding by mid year 2019. Thank you all for helping us grow our little family.
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