Desperately trying to have a child

My name is Thomas Crippen. My wife Stephanie and I have been married for just over 5 years and own a home in the suburbs of Syracuse. Basically we are living the american dream except for the lack of a child of our own. I absolutely feel embarrased making this but we have been trying for years. After we both got checked out we learned the problem was very inconsistant ovulation. We have gone through hundreds of ovulation tests and two differnet kinds of medications that are supposed to increase the likelihood but nothing is working. We are begging now for money to pay for IFV treatment which has become our last chance. It is very pricey and our insurance will not cover it. For those who know me it is common knowledge just how much I want a child. My mother died when I was 6 and my father was  physically and emotionally abusive. I grew up with the pain of not having a loving parent figure and I always wanted to have a child to be able to share all the love I have to give. The wife is also one of the kindest, most loving women i've ever known and would be the best mother a child could have. I'm not a religious man but I have tried to have faith and pray  for a child. Now I am at my last resort by asking strangers for money to help pay for a procedure that our insurance won't cover. Please help me out. If somehow we miraculously have a child before the goal is reached I will donate the money to a children's hospital or something for kids. I'm almost 35 and my biological man clock is ticking away ;)

Update 7/26/2017: Well since we started this journey we have spend more than the money that has been generously donated on 5 IUI treatments and have come up negative each time. Obviously that isn't working so I got a second job for a while, we had a yard sale and have been saving every bit we can for the extremely pricey yet highly more successful IVF procedure. Worst case the IVF doesn't work we have began foster parent classes. Either way we have a lot of love to give and want to be able to help mold a child's life into a wonderful little person. I'm not begging but if you can spare anything to help of even just share this I assure you it will all me going towards two peoples biggest dream of being parents. Thanks and god bless ❤️

Here is a link to the facility and pricing we are planning to go to if we can make this happen:


https://www.cnyfertility.com/financial/

Donations

  • Kyle proia 
    • $30 
    • 46 mos
  • Thomas Crippen 
    • $4,000 (Offline)
    • 46 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 (Offline)
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 (Offline)
    • 49 mos
  • Venessa Atkinson 
    • $25 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer

Tommy Crippen 
Organizer
Liverpool, NY
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