Selena Sibling Fund

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The story...

Rob and Whitney and their 1 year old daughter learned they would be welcoming in another sibling in the spring of 2016. Over the summer, Whitney's pregnancy was rough with preterm labor signs. In December of 2016, Whitney's uterus ruptured and she was rushed into emergency surgery. Baby Persephone Iris, at 38 weeks, died. Whitney spent 40+/- days in the hospital as complication after complication threatened her life. Whitney was told having another pregnancy will likely kill her. However, the Brunos still have a dream of raising a second child with Selena. Their savings went towards the months in the hospital and burying Persephone. These funds are to assist us with gestational surrogacy.

Rachel and her family are potential carriers for us. Read her story here -->

Costs we're facing:

Applied and applying to grants, loans, etc. also. So far: Prosper (denied), Family Building Grant (not chosen), UpLift Loan (denied), FutureFamily subscription (approved!)

Gestational Surrogacy
- Egg extraction twice, surgery twice, embryo testing twice, government testing twice, fertility treatment twice, embryo storage, and one embryo implantation $50,000 over 7 years
- Lawyer $2500
- Carrier's hospital stay
- Carrier's pregnancy doctor's bills

How we've used your donations:
$295 - Fertility clinic testing / diagnosis of infertility
$375 - Doctor's bills
$6000 - loan payments
$275 - Counselor
$141 - Carrier bills

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Whitney Prose Bruno
Columbus, OH

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