For many of us, we don’t even realize what a blessing it is to have children. We complain about not getting enough sleep when the baby keeps us up, oblivious to the couples who yearn for it. That is why I am asking for your help, in supporting my best friend and her husband, with raising funds for IVF (In Vitro Fertilization).
For those of you who may not know Christina and Cody, they are some of the most genuine, sincere, and sweet people you will meet. They’ve been inseparable for 8 years and officially tied the knot on July 25, 2015. As being God-parents to my little man himself, siblings to several, a nanny to 4 children, and foster parents to the most vulnerable children.. they’ve always known that they wanted to grow a family together.
After 3 years of negative pregnancy tests, having gone through different doctors, excessive testing, treatments, medications, and LOTS of heartbreak; Christina and Cody were told that the only option for the possibility of conceiving a child of their own is IVF.
IVF is a medical procedure costing anywhere from $19,500-$28,000 (of which is required up front) and their insurance covers none of the costs for the procedure or required medication. In addition to applying for grants and loans, we are hoping to raise funds to help pay for IVF and additional costs. Having this procedure gives hope to bringing them a little bundle of joy to their life. As much as they love their family and friends, the challenge to hide the depression presents itself when attending baby showers, kids’ birthday parties, and holiday celebrations.
As her bestfriend, I’ve come to terms to throw the pride away and ask for help for this amazing couple as nobody deserves to be parents more than these two. With the process already taking such an emotional and physical toll, and I imagine it will continue to, the last thing they need is the financial difficulty to contribute to this. So, every donation, no matter how small or large, is truly appreciated and helps ease the burden tremendously.
Thank you to everyone that has supported Christina and Cody emotionally and all the warm thoughts and prayers are truly appreciated.
I love you two so much and can not wait for your little blessing to arrive ❤️