Irene's Future Children Fund

$2,530 of $2,300 goal

Raised by 69 people in 17 months
Hi everyone!

I have decided to take the next step in my transition and begin taking hormones. I am so excited for this next chapter and the changes it will bring. However, there is no guarantee that I will still be able to have biological children after I begin this process. Sterility is very possible. So, I have decided to listen to some people I trust very much, and ask for your help.

I have always wanted children. I know adoption is a good option, but I would like to try and have genetic children one day. Though I can't forsee this in the immediate future, I know that if I do not store now, I will deeply regret it when I am ready to have kids.

I am planning on utilizing a renound and trustworthy storage bank in Manhattan. It is $1600 for the screening, and then it is $700 for the first 2 years of storage. This is why my goal is $2300.

After a lot of research, this is the best storage facility for me. Believe it or not, it is one of the least expensive options I have found. My preference is to store locally in NYC and not have to ship the specimen across the country. This is the most affordable option I have found to do that.

I never expected this to be so unbelievably expensive. If I could afford it, I would never ask for help. I am a very public, extroverted person - but even for me, this feels very personal. 

Despite this...

The time to ask is now, before I begin this medical transition. I have to shine light on a personal moment in my journey to attempt a happy future for myself.... and for a little "Irene" someday. 

The other night when I was suffering from insomnia at 4:57am, I had the thought:
"I must let people know what I need and ask for their help.
I must see myself as deserving of their help."
I'm still working on that. But I know that your generosity has the potential to secure me a family one day. Nothing is more important to me than that.

I will never find the words to thank you if you do decide to give. Your contribution will mean the absolute world to me, and hopefully, my future family.
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Only $350 away from my goal! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who has donated so far. Special thanks to Jill Clough and Alex Grayson. I am so incredibly blessed.
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I am so shocked and happy that I have already reached $1500. That’s well over half my goal. The end is in sight! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who already donated!!! Yesterday and today have made me feel so loved and embraced.

A special thanks to Keri Klein, Alanna Henriquez, Grace Merriman, Joan Marie, and my mom, Patty Askloff.
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Raised by 69 people in 17 months
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