IVF Treatments for SGT Rudzitis

$3,425 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 42 months
Tara Gamble
on behalf of Michelle Wager
 YPSILANTI, MI
I deployed with this beautiful Lady Michelle Wager, known then as SGT Rudzitis, to Baghdad, Iraq in 06-07. We deployed with the 46th MP Company out of Michigan, in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was a dangerous time for Soldiers, especially in our Area of Operations. January 22, 2007 while driving down route Pluto, our convoy, more specifically SGT Rud's teams vehicle (1-1B) was hit by an Explosively Formed  Projectile (road side bomb). We lost SPC Brandon Stout and our interpreter Kevin in this incident. SGT Rudzitis and her gunner SPC Derek Gagne were severely injured and Medevac'd out quickly.
In result of the injuries that Michelle sustained from this incident, she has been facing one health issue after another since that day. She lost one of her legs, severely damaged the other, suffered a brain injury and a fractured vertebrae. Following these injuries, her body stopped menstrating, putting her into full swing menopause at the age of 31. She seeked out help, prescribed drugs for fertility and eventually became pregnant in 2014. Unfortunately, Michelle and her husband miscarried. She is now 40 and seeking out IVF treatment grants and any help from the VA to conceive. Unortunately she is quickly running out of time, and is forced to sit around and wait for answers on whether or not they will be approved for any sort of help without a guarantee.
I reached out to Michelle a few days ago and though she doesn't want to ask for financial assistance from anyone, she realizes there are little options left. So I told her I would ask for her :)
Michelle is a Purple Heart, Combat ,Vet that is suffering. All her and her husband wants is to be blessed with a baby of their own. I think it's the least we can do for them for the sacrifices she gave.
With that said... Each IVF treatment can cost roughly $13,000, without guarantee that each one will work. It might take multiple tries. 
Please, take the time today to think of someone in need, and even if you can only afford to donate $5, every little bit helps.
Thank you from, The Wager's. They will be forever grateful.
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Nicole Marinelli
42 months ago
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Michelle, I will be donating to your cause! First, I have to get a debit card to make that possible. . . :D It should be arriving in about 10 days. Good Luck!

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$3,425 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 42 months
Created March 2, 2016
Tara Gamble
on behalf of Michelle Wager
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31 months ago
RP
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Rhea Pruett
32 months ago
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Anonymous
35 months ago
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ML
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Marcia Landsman
38 months ago
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HC
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Heather Curtis
38 months ago
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Good thoughts from David and Heather Curtis

ET
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Emily Tyra
38 months ago
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AZ
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Adam Zeeb
38 months ago
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Thank you for your service

MH
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Mary Hilton
38 months ago
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You will always be in my thoughts Michelle. A lot of people are praying for you, including me. I can't wait to meet soldierbaby Wager. LOVE

JH
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Jeff and Melissa Hauger
38 months ago
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Nicole Marinelli
42 months ago
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Michelle, I will be donating to your cause! First, I have to get a debit card to make that possible. . . :D It should be arriving in about 10 days. Good Luck!

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