Erin's dream for a baby

My sister Erin and her husband Bobby have been trying to have a baby for 5 years now. Erin is my youngest sister out of 5 siblings and she is the only one who has yet to experience having her own child. Many people have inquired about their difficult situation, and we are hoping with awareness and telling her story, we can help raise support, and help with giving her the most amazing gift.  
Her and Bobby spent around $10,000 five years ago to have a vasectomy reversal for Bobby in hopes that they could have a child together. Unfortunately, the doctor's never discussed how common it is for a reversal to fail. So these 5 years, they've tried with many emotions and ups and downs. It was only normal for Erin to begin assuming she was the problem, having never been pregnant in her life.
At this point, I offered to be a gestational carrier and carry Erin and Bobby's child for them, thinking Erin could not. We were all very excited for the possibility, and this is what prompted them to move forward with a fertility clinic. A lot of rigorous testing has been done, miles traveled, and many prayers for answers. They discovered that Erin is actually fully capable of conceiving and carrying a child. Bobby's vasectomy reversal failed and that has been the reason she can't get pregnant.
Their only option at this point is in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection...a fancy way of saying "inject sperm into egg". Unfortunately, it's not a simple process and they both would undergo procedures under anesthesia and Erin will need to go through many weeks of giving herself injections in order for this to succeed. The cost for all of this is $20,000 and needs to be paid upfront prior to receiving any medications/injections or doing any actual procedure. 
Anyone who knows Erin and Bobby, know the deep love they have for each other and how much this means to them. They are always that couple that opens their home to any and everybody no matter their own circumstances. They have the biggest loving hearts. They would truly make amazing parents together, and although Erin is an amazing stepmother to Bobby's kids, they do not get the time with them that they yearn for, or deserve.
Erin has never experienced that joy of becoming pregnant, feeling the amazing feelings that come with pregnancy, and having her very own baby to hold in her arms. Without this procedure, it may never happen and time is a factor, as she's approaching 34 years old and pregnancies become high risk after 35 years of age.
Please help make Erin's dream come true, and help with donating any little bit that you can, so she can experience having her very own child to love. It would mean the world to give her this gift and she deserves this so very much.
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Organizer

Jenny Beauchaine 
Organizer
Marquette, MI
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