We are Brenden & Andrea and have been married for 10 wonderful years. The past 4 years have been full of loss, grief, love, big decisions, and more.
Over the past 4 years we have suffered 6 pregnancy losses, 4 to miscarriage and 2 were ectopic pregnancies ending in surgery. Last January was my 2nd surgery, removing my last remaining fallopian tube.
It was a tough reality to face, knowing that we could never conceive naturally again. We both desire for a child that is biologically ours. Our only option to have a baby that is truly "ours" is In Vitro Fertilization, commonly referred to as IVF.
We have met with several doctors, asked many questions, prayed about it, and feel that we are ready to try IVF in order to finally have a baby in our arms. We know it will not be an easy journey, but we are ready to face it so we can finally have a child of our own.
Unfortunately, insurance does not cover IVF. In order to even begin IVF we have to pay $9,000 cash upfront. The $9K does not cover any of the hormones or other prescriptions that are required for IVF. It will be at minimum another $1,500-$2,500 for the meds, also not covered by insurance.
So we are looking at needing at least $10,500 to make our dream of a child a reality. We have a little less than half of it saved. We are tentatively slated for the January cycle, which means we only have a couple months to get the remaining amount raised.
In order for our dream to become a reality so our arms are no longer empty, we are asking for small donations. Even the smallest donation helps!
We understand that not every one can give financially. So if you are not able to help us out financially, we ask that you help spread the word about our fundraising. Prayers are also appreciated!
Besides donations, we will also be doing several fundraisers in the coming months. We will be selling t-shirts, baked goods, and more. We will keep this site posted with all of our fundraisers.
Thank you so much for your support. We greatly appreciate it!
For more details on our story and to stay up to date on journey, visit Andrea's blog at A Modern Hippie
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Andrea Harris Merrigan