I made this GoFundMe page
for my sister Lisa and brother in law Jimmy. Lisa has a passion for working
with children and is currently a second grade teacher. Jimmy recently accepted
a position as a K9 Officer for Collier County, Florida. They have two dogs and
the only thing that is needed to complete their family is a baby.
They have been struggling with infertility for 4 years now. My sister and I are very close and I have comforted her during her 3 miscarriages and 2 failed IUI treatments. When her heart aches:mine does too. It truly breaks my heart to see someone that I love so much go through something so terrible. It is extremely hard for me to sit back and not try to help her in some way. I figured this is the best way possible!
Unfortunately Florida is one of the many states that insurance does not cover infertility. Lisa and Jimmy are very proud and did not want to ask for donations from anyone, so this is why I am doing it for them. (And I desperately want a niece or nephew that isn't four legged! :-)
Instead of going into all the details about their struggle. I put together a timeline that will give you a better understanding of what they have gone through so far.
August 2008 "“Jimmy and Lisa got married
March 2010- Started "trying"
October 2010- Miscarriage
January 2011- Miscarriage
January 2012- Miscarriage
March 2012- Started seeing a fertility specialist "“ Dr. Sweet
July 2012- Injectables + IUI:negative test - $6,000
September 2012- Injectables + IUI:negative test- $6,000
* They decided to take a break to try on their own*
September 2013- Started seeing a new fertility Dr. @ IVFMD, Dr. Alford where she recommends IVF.
Lisa's diagnosis is unexplained fertility.
Lisa and Jimmy would be the greatest parents in the world. They deserve this so much and would be forever grateful for any donation amount that is made towards future baby Casey!
Breakdown of cost for their IVF:
Procedure - $12,649
Medications - $5,000
Thank you so much!!
- Brittany Guyder
- Nick Schaejbe
- Kimberly Ratcliff
- Deanna Savioli
- Christie Hughes
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