Quest for Baby Zimmer

We are trying to raise money to help two of the most loving, giving, selfless people on this Earth have a baby. This couple helps everyone and now they need ours. Here is their amazing journey:
"I have always wanted to be a mom. I had a plan-to wait for my prince, marry him and have babies. Anyone who has met and seen Matt with babies has seen how his face lights up when he has a baby in his arms, he is destined to be a dad. It could be the worst day ever and his excitement is palpable and his smile is shining. So I find this prince, get married and planned on having a family immediately. I wasn't exactly getting any younger. We tried for 6 months on our own before we started to get panicky and turned to my ObGYN for medications to help us out. After several months, various tests and blood work came the diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). It was daunting to think that the road to motherhood became a little harder. Following this diagnosis came more tests and medications and still no baby. By our first anniversary it became clear we needed more help than our ObGYN could give, so she referred us to a Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Von Wald. She was knowledgeable, confident and genuine and laid out a plan. Know at this point - when insurance codes you as "infertile" - we are pretty much paying for everything on our own. Our plan included ultrasounds, medications, more ultrasounds and even more medications. They found a polyp on my uterus in December of 2016 which needed to be removed to prevent a possible miscarriage. The"Quest for Baby Zimmer" resumed in January. By the time March rolls around, Matt and I have exhausted our medical savings and have started to pay as we go. Having no results we turned to Dr. Von Wald for assistance in the form of IUI. The expense was all ours now and had to be paid up front, we knew going in that the first time may not be successful but we remained hopeful. We waited the whole two weeks and... no baby. We we're sad but determined to try again, so in May another IUI. This time the medications got more expensive and we added some alternative medicine to help afterwards, willing to try anything at this point. There was talk about IVF but that was too far off for us yet we felt. This time was also a no go and the devastation set in for both of us, no baby Zimmer, not yet. It was crushing and the fear that we were not going to be parents was starting to creep in. The third IUI was the hardest because we had our minds prepared that this was it, we we're doing everything, pulling out all the stops and ready to shout from the rooftops that we were finally parents. A lot went through my head....did I miss a medication....why won't my body cooperate and do what all these drugs are supposed to be helping it makes you feel a lot of self doubt and pretty helpless. The bright star has always been Matt, strong, dependable and ready to tell me "it's going to be okay" with enough conviction that I get through, even if he doesn't feel it. So now we talk about IVF and the cold hard truth is that it's expensive and may not work on the first try. Our desire to be parents pushes us to carry on and no matter what I still believe that God has a plan for us and whatever form this baby takes will be the right one."
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Kathy Baldwin 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Debbie Erikson  
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Michal Putzke 
    • $500 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kristen Scott 
Sioux Falls, SD
Zinta Zimmer 
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