A Baby for Elijah and Kia- IVF

First off, we want to thank you for showing interest in Elijah and Kia’s infertility journey. They are very dear friends of ours and we felt compelled to share their story in hopes of lifting the financial burden they’ve been carrying in trying to start their family. 

Elijah and Kia have been married for 5 years and always knew they wanted children but after years of trying to conceive on their own, Kia was diagnosed with Stage 3 Endometriosis in 2015.  She underwent surgery to remove most of the endometriosis at the beginnjng of 2016 and afterwards felt very optimistic about conceiving naturally.  Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case. If you know anything about endometriosis, you know there is no cure. It will continue to grow causing debilitating pain every month. The more it grows, the more damage it can cause to reproductive organs so time is of the essence. Pregnancy, however, causes the endometriosis to stop growing temporarily.

They were referred to a fertility specialist here in Lafayette and have already undergone 3 failed IUI procedures and have spent thousands of dollars thus far.  They have done everything in their control to conceive. Invitro-fertilization or IVF is the next, last step. Sadly health insurance will not cover ANY fertility treatments whatsoever and it’s very costly.

It’s truly been heartbreaking for us to walk alongside of them. I know it has been a difficult journey so far, but they have remained stead fast and hopeful for their miracle baby. We strongly believe our God is a miracle working God whether that’s Elijah and Kia conceiving on their own (we are still believing!) or through the process of IVF.

In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, He reminds them: “The whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (5:14) How is that love best manifest? “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (6:2) Friends, let’s help them carry this heavy burden by covering the cost of just one round of IVF. We know they’re going to be amazing parents one day!

We thank you again for hearing our hearts and please keep Elijah and Kia in your thoughts and prayers!
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