Justin and Cameron IVF Fund

Life is full of unexpected journeys we must take. We were ready for that when we said “I Do” in 2011. We just didn’t know then how much life would be testing us and our desire to start a family. Justin and I (I being Cameron) met through mutual friends and I will tell you that I immediately knew this one wasn’t getting away. In April 2011 we were married in a simple backyard BBQ themed wedding and were set to live happily ever after. At the tail end of our second year of marriage I had my first miscarriage. As devastating as that was, the doctor informed us 60% of women experience a miscarriage the first time being pregnant, so we put our chins up and kept trying.

Three months after healing from the miscarriage, without knowing at all, I found out I was pregnant. We just couldn’t believe the news. I had some light bleeding that was not normal that sent me into the OBGYN. This led to a pregnancy test that was positive and the nurse telling me I was most likely miscarrying. We had to wait a week for another blood test and that would determine the outcome. The week went by like molasses but my HCG level had increased so it was a positive pregnancy. A week later the bleeding had increased and something in my gut told me to see the doctor. When I called, the on-call doctor informed me that I needed to go to the emergency immediately as they believed I had an ectopic pregnancy and was very much in danger. As I sat in the emergency bed waiting to hear if this was an ectopic pregnancy I couldn’t help but wonder why? We know there is no answer to why this has happened but I couldn’t help it. I was rushed to emergency surgery as the bleeding was an indicator that my tube was about to erupt and I was at risk of bleeding out.

I healed quickly from the surgery, one tube down, and it wasn’t going to discourage us. We were told many couples conceive with just one tube and don’t have any problems. Again, something in my gut told me to get more testing done after having the tube removed, and so began this leg of the journey we are on today. Due to my tube being removed my ovarian reserve level had decreased significantly and all my other levels were in the red. I was referred to an IVF specialist where I was informed I wouldn’t be able to become pregnant naturally and have now gone through two IVF cycles. We retrieved viable eggs on the second attempt, have embryos that are currently frozen, and just suffered a very devastating miscarriage with the first transfer.

I am here at GoFundMe writing to you because all I have ever wanted is to be a mother. No matter how I get there I will find a way. Justin is an incredible, caring man who will be a wonderful father to someone. We never imagined this would be the path we would walk, but we have, and we have made it this far on our own. Nothing is covered by insurance and doing two rounds of IVF depleted our funds tremendously and have strained our remaining funds for future attempts at a transfer. We want to try again in the hopes it will work and we can start our family. Hope is truly all we have at the moment. We are hoping, no matter how small, you can help us with our dream of starting our family, we hope that the outcome is positive, we hope that one way or another we will be able to take all the love we have and share that with a child. As trying as this experience has been for Justin and I it has only shown us that our love and support for each other is unyielding and has only strengthened our marriage and solidified that we both married our best friend. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.
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Heather Eisele 
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