Help Us Have A Baby

When I was 18, I had a tubal ligation on the basis of being severely mentally ill. I am not, in fact, mentally ill in any way beyond a bit of ADD. My mother has undiagnosed munchausen by proxy and was quite abusive. Between the abuse and the unending amount of physicatric medication that was forced on me, I was in no shape to fight what amounted to a demand that I be sterilized. Ten years ago, I met Jason, the love of my life. We married two and a half years ago, and have been feeling the loss of my fertility acutely. We want to have a baby. Our only option is in vitro fertilization. At this point, we've consulted with a ferility specialist and verified that I should be able to carry to term. However, this is a very expensive procedure, and I'm not getting any younger. The procedure will cost about $14,000 if we don't get much of a discount on the drugs. We've set the goal at $20,000 to give us a cushion if the first attempt is not successful and we have to make a second attempt. If there is anything left over, we'll use it to furnish the baby's room and start a college fund. There are many needs greater than ours, and many causes more worthy, but we're asking for whatever help can be offered to make our family of two a family of three.
  • Nicki Kenyon 
    • $200 
    • 45 mos
  • James Schardt 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
  • Hannah Bennett 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Ben Olsen 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
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Organizer

Amanda Fuesting 
Organizer
Collinsville, IL
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