We got married in 2006, and planned on starting a family right away, we both came from good sized and very dedicated families and planned to continue on. Things did not work as planned. In late 2006, we, unfortunately, suffered a miscarriage. We call her Elizabeth, and dream of her often. In the years following we dealt with numerous changes in our health. I, Charlotte, struggled with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which prevented pregnancy for years.
(Memory Candle for Elizabeth, with a Remembrance
Ribbon, and Horton. "A person is a person no matter how small")
Shortly after these issues to came to light, we had additional changes in our home. We took in Chris’ younger siblings, following the passing of his father. Also we have had several job changes. At first they were difficult changes but now we have both moved into management positions in our careers. We have worked towards a better future, as such, Chris has received his Associates in Accounting, we look forward to his soon coming Bachelor's degree!
We have taken the time to focus on our physical health and I have been cleared of PCOS, and we have both lost significant weight, which has improved our health. At this time, after eleven years of trying, we have tried two IUI’s and now have been cleared for IVF. We need to raise $11,000 to make this happen.
We are working hard, and are asking for your help. Our church, Freedom Fellowship is sponsoring fundraising, and we are seeking several avenues of earning the funds. Would you be open to helping us reach our goal, and giving us chance to be the parents we have wanted to be for 11 years?
(This is a break down of costs)
(A brief infograph about the process)
(And a Picture of True love)