For the last 3 years, we've been on a roller coaster of emotions trying to conceive a child. We have gradually discovered that, due to Ray's spinal cord injury, this is only possible with a lot of help from medical science. We're so grateful that this technology exists and we're excited to finally move forward.
However, fertility treatments are very expensive and insurance doesn't cover any of it here. Ray has already had 2 expensive fertility surgeries. Our resources are depleted, but we now have hope that a third surgery ($5,600) combined with ICSI in vitro fertilization ($15,000-19,000) will be successful. We will have to get a loan, but with your help, the payments can be less painful.
It has been 4 years since Ray lost his career-track job due to the housing market crash and 2 1/2 years since his last job. He continues to search hard and has never given up. We are very blessed to have my teacher's salary to make ends meet. Even though we are scared, we feel strongly that moving forward with building our family is the right thing to do. We have faith that if we take that step into the dark, the Lord will provide a way. In order to take that step, however, we need to have these procedures done.
We are greatly touched by any support you can provide. We desperately want to have at least one child that is part of both of us. Ray has a strength of character that our child needs. If you can't contribute, please share this link with others. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
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