For those of you who do not know Kerri and Rob's story, here is a brief description. Kerri has autoimmune disorders and a family history of infertility so when Rob and Kerri got engaged in 2015 they knew they would have a lot to consider when trying to have children. After three years of trying they began procedures and medications to help. It was not an easy road because of Kerri's ITP, Lupus, history of clots, low progesterone levels, and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. Rob and Kerri got pregnant the first time in 2018 just in time to share the news for the holidays. After her platelets dropping very low, but a new clot still forming, Kerri miscarried right after the new year. After a new team of doctors and new medications, a year later they were pregnant again with a baby boy, Carson James. Because of a growth defect, they lost the baby at 21 weeks. By a miracle they got pregnant again in late spring of 2020, and this time it was two babies. Unfortunately in August 2020, Kerri found out that she lost the babies due to antiphospholipid syndrome. After the third miscarriage, the hematologist shared that she was worried to keep putting Kerri's body through all this because of how hard she is to treat. Her platelets drop, but she is at high risk of clotting as well. Thankfully, they have an amazing friend who offered to carry their baby for them. IVF/surrogacy is not covered in the state of PA and they need some help. IVF alone costs around $25,000 or more, and that does not include the $3,000-5,000 in medications, testing, or storage.
They can also try a multi try option for if it fails the first time, that alone costs $65,000.
Any and all donations are deeply appreciated!
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