As some of our close friends and some family may already know, Calib and I have been trying to convieve and we have reached a point where our only option left is the dreadful IVF cycle. We are very weary about making this public, but we can not do this alone. With the support of family and friends we will be able to have our miracle baby.
We met in August of 2016 at Dade County High School in Trenton, GA. We shared yearbook class together. I knew from the moment I saw him that I would marry him! We wed on September 2, 2018. Two years after he asked me to be his girlfriend! We had a beautiful wedding and we both knew we wanted to have kids without a doubt.
However, we faced some challenges. I knew from a very young age that I would have trouble conceiving a child, at the age of 9 my doctor told my mom that I may have woman issues later on in life. Again at age 11 I was told I may have trouble having a child. We waited to get tested. I wanted to do the testing my 18th birthday but I was horrified of the answer. So after a year and 4 months we went to a fertility specialist here in Chattanooga looking for answers.
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), They placed me on Provera to help me start my cycle then, clomid to help me ovulate so we could run tests to see if there was another issue at hand. With all of our results our doctor presented us with our odds of conceiving which for our age is very low. At 19 years old we should be in the top percentages, but "out of 100 woman, 59 have higher success rates than you" We had hoped that there was a simple fix for our infertility, we never thought that our journey would come to this but our next step in this journey is IVF. Nothing can truly begin to express the pain infertility brings. It makes you feel like less of a woman because your body will not do what God intended it to do.
We need to raise 30,000 for treatment. Here is a breakdown of the costs: -20,000 is for the IVF cycle, this includes the egg retrieval procedure, fertilization, monitoring, testing, growth in the embryology lab, and the embryo transfer, anesthesia, and the costs for the surgical suite. -3,000 is for the PGT testing this will tell us if our embryos are heathy and find any chromosomal issues. -6,000 for medication for our cycle.
We are excited to start the next step in our journey to have Baby Gordy. We would be so blessed for any support you can offer us, if you can't afford to help financially would you please share our page and pray for us as we go through our IVF journey?
We are eternally grateful for any and every contribution you bless us with to make our dreams a reality. This would not be possible without the love and support of friends and family opening their hands and hearts to answer our prayers. We could never thank each and every one of you enough for your help.
With Love and Appreciation, Layla and Calib Gordy
Romans 8:18: The pain you are feeling is nothing compared to the joy that is coming.