I always knew Michael and I had a lot in common. When we met it seemed the world was ours for the taking. The possibilities were endless. Nothing stood in the way of creating the perfect life together. The only thing missing now was the pitter patter of little feet on the hardwood. Michael and I would talk about how many children we’d have. The adventures we’d go on. Long car rides and sandy fingers at the beach. The calm of the uncalm, sleepless nights, fussy cries in the night. “Bring it on,” we’d say to one another, “we’re ready!” Because families are everything! They encompass all of our reasons for doing and being and learning and loving. Michael and I were ready to push forward on such a beautiful journey as life and creation. And yet, as the years have passed one by one, and nights have begun to grow heavy with doubts and worry, the excitement and the readiness that we once felt has turned into something else entirely. Something I can only describe as an unappeasable longing. Of unrest. Questions come from within and from others. Am I broken? Is having a family of my own even in the cards for us? Or a friend pops in with a suggestion – “have you tried _______ , it worked for _______?” The truth is Michael and I have tried everything. Many years have come and gone and still we are unable to create. Countless doctors’ visits, fertility medications, procedures, medical bills, and our hearts only grow frailer by the day.
Through this journey Michael and I have been diagnosed with Male Factor and Female Factor Infertility that means we both are Infertile. Michael has a very low sperm count; I have endometriosis, blocked tubes, and do not ovulate on my own. After years of trying we were given a ZERO percent chance to conceive a baby without help. Considering both of our issues combined, the odds are against us.
It’s important to note, however, that frail hearts are not conquered hearts and we stand steadfast in our determination to achieve. The time has come that we must now look to you for strength and support. We’ve got one more shot at this, dear friends and family, and this involves the miracle of in vitro fertilization (IVF). But the procedure is costly, and our insurance says don’t even think about it. So I am humbly asking you…
Please join us on this journey. Please help us raise the funds necessary to bring our dreams of a family to fruition. We’re quite literally asking for a miracle – the miracle of life – and this is because we can no longer go it alone. Fight with us this fight and witness the miracle of life unfold before your very eyes. I promise you this, my cherished friends and family – the end result will be beautiful.
All of our love,
Lacey and Michael Delgado
Soon to be Mommy & Daddy
- Paula Pulsipher
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