First off, thank you for taking the time to stop by our Page!
We have dreamed the American dream for 7 years - to become parents and have a family. In those 7 years, I've wondered why...why me or why not me? Why did I have to be the weed among the flowers begging, please pick me. All I want is a Baby to start our family. Something people take for granted. Here is s small glimpse into our story.
When we said "I DO" we never imagined the bumpy roads this Journey of trying to have a child would take us.
We first sought the help of a fertility specialist nearly 1 year to the date of our first wedding anniversary. He scheduled me (Tiffany) for surgery 4 days later. I had ovarian drilling and Endometriosis removed. 4 days after that, I was hospitalize for 6 days with severe pain and fearing I would lose my ovaries and a chance to have a child. During those 6 days, they discovered I had internal bleeding and removed the blood.
We then moved on to a reproductive specialist with higher hopes that he would be the one to help us achieve our dreams. We had many failed attempts and an exploratory procedure that landed me in the hospital once again, but only for 1 night this time.
Broken, shattered, falling apart and devastated I had to take a break. My body was crying and my eyes were running low on tears. I was on an emotional roller coaster that I just couldn't risk being on anymore. Between the medication and failing attempts at IUI, I couldn't take it. I told Frank I had to remove myself from medical treatment before I had a mental break down. We ended up on a 2 year break from fertility treatments.
Over the course of this journey we had many many friends and family members have a baby or a few babies. Though we were happy for them, it was a small reminder that I was broken. That I wasn't able to fulfill our dreams. I wanted it so badly to be me too. I began hibernating and dodging any function that would involve a baby or pregnant lady. My heart couldn't handle it. I was too broken. I think in the 2 year break I was able to allow me to find myself again and become a normal person.
Finally we decided to see our current, 3rd and final Specialist. He came highly recommended. Even though he was/is 2 states away, we figured what is there to lose. We'd already been thru so much we were ready to make the drive as much as it would take. We went thru 4 IUI's which all 4 failed. He said that he needed to go back in surgically and see what my 1st surgery may have left behind. The surgery revealed reasons IUI and natural conception wasn't working. Scar tissue covering my ovaries and tubes. He had to remove the whole left side and remove what scar tissue he could from the right.
My Dr. broke the news at my 2 week follow up that our last and final resort to trying to have a child of our own was left up to IVF. A procedure that cost between 10,000.00-12,000.00 dollars that must be paid In Full Up Front, before even starting medication. (Only 10% of insurances cover it and ours is not that 10%) Ofcourse, we don't have that kind of money just laying around, so I was broken into a million pieces. I cried for hours knowing my dream would never come true. I knew there was no way in the near future to come up with these fees. We had already spent thousands upon thousands the last 7 years trying.
I updated our sad news on FB and was blown away when I had tons of people offer up fundraisers and such. That is when someone recommended I make our page on this site. You KNOW you'd make a great parent when people offer to help fund a $10,000.00+ medical procedure.
We set this up for anyone who wanted to contribute could. If You do not feel comfortable using this site, but would still like to donate. I would happily send my paypal email to you. All we really ASK for is Prayers....prayers for our dream and prayers that we find a way!
Love, Tiffany & Frank Olds
(& Hopefully future baby Olds) <3
DonationsSee top donations
- Spaghetti/yard sale
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more