Like every little girl in the world I wanted to meet my prince charming, have an amazing wedding, start a family, and live a long and happy life. I've always had it in my head that I would be so happy to have 5 children, and watch them grow into awesome people. Well I met my prince charming when I was 16 years old and we had that awesome wedding, but we have yet to have our children.
My husband Oscar and I had a brief moment in our relationship where we had the joy of finding out that we would be parents, but as quickly as we found out, it ended. I carried our child for 15 weeks and then he/she died. We were heartbroken but we got through it. Later down the line I got pregnant again and the joy returned. Unfortunately along with the joy came so much pain, after going to the hospital that's when the news was broken that the baby was in my tubes and needed to be removed in order to save my life. I thought I would never get pass or through that moment in my life, but somehow I did.
In the meantime I joined the military while Oscar went off to college. We both excelled in our fields. He got his degree and I got the honor of serving this amazing country. During my time in the service I became pregnant once more and I just knew this was it, I knew this baby would make it. But the pain was unbearable I couldn't sit or use the restroom, out of fear and concern for the little life inside me I went to the hospital praying for the best. The best did not come, instead I was told I would have to have surgery to remove the fallopian tube containing my child. I was simply devastaed, I had given up all hope on ever having children at this point.
Later down the line Oscar and I pursued the idea again to start our family. When things weren't working in our favor we headed to a fertility specialist. He tested us both to see how fertile we were and we passed, so we starting trying again and nothing. Once again out of fear and concern we go back and he proposes I undergo surgery to see if anything is wrong. The outcome of that was not a good one. My remaining fallopian tube is badly damaged therefore unable to perform its duty.
We talked about every possible option there is for us to conceive and it boils down to IVF. This procedure will take his sperm and my egg fertilize them outside the body and then place them directly into my uterus. If all goes well we will be parents, and that is our ultimate goal.
We have been on this journey for what feels like forever now and we have not and will not give up hope. We are asking you to help us on this journey to give the gift of life and the joy of being parents. We thank each and everyone of you that has taken the time to read our story and please remember EVERYTHING helps.
- Nick Hester
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