Mindy Nicole Iannotti is organizing this fundraiser.
On May 12th 2013, Michael and I celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary, and have been together for almost 10 years this past Halloween. For the past few years, we have been trying to start a family and give our awesome parents, BK, Patty and Lisa, the grandchild they so rightly deserve. Unfortunately, we hit a bump in the road when I was diagnosed with PCOS and found out that in Pennsylvania, most insurance companies don't pay for any infertility treatment.
Thanks to some overpriced fertility doctors, who had us try out various medications and procedures, we were unable to keep doing treatments. We tried clomid for a while thanks to a dear friend of mine (Meggy Sue) who is a great Midwife, but my evil ovaries didn't respond to that treatment either. Everything from there on up gets very expensive with no guarantee for results. So, after a few years of trying and a short hiatus to salvage what was left of our sanity, we have decided to save and raise money for more extensive fertility treatments. We are going through Shady Grove Fertility, as they are one of the best in the country. They offer a money back guarantee for alternative treatments if you don't get pregnant! They have also given us a 15% discount on all treamtents since we are self pay! Our doctor, Isaac Sasson is amazing, and really got us feeling good about having a baby again.
Mike and I are far from perfect people. But a few things I can tell you is that we are honest, hardworking, and genuinely loving people who try to be there for our family and friends whenever they need us. For those of you who don't know that much about us, Michael is a 31 year old Technical Manager at a local company. I am a 32 year old Psychicatric Nurse at a local hospital and have been for the past 8 years. We are happily married, have 2 cats and 2 dogs. Mike and I were also blessed with having the best parents anyone could ask for. They have been our biggest supporters, and our rock every time we wanted to give up trying.
We aspire to be great parents more than anything in the world, which is why we are reaching out to our friends and family for help. We have started a savings account that is specifically for this cause, and have begun putting money in it already! Unfortunately, if we want to have a baby before we are 40, we can't do it without you. Every penny, dime or dollar counts and will go towards starting our own little family. At first I felt akward about putting this all this personal infromation out there, and raising money for something like this. Fortunately, Our great friend Erin said " People raise money for medical bills or other less important things all the time. This is no different." So here we are....
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story and helping in any way possible. We love you all, and are very greatful for all the love and support we have behind us during our mission !!!