Hey all... My cousin Erin is in need of help, so I am passing along their message of hope. This is written by her husband Chris, a man who really loves his wife and wants to make her dreams of becoming a Mom come true.
Today I come to you for a very important reason. Many people who know us are probably unaware of the medical problems that Erin, my wife, has been enduring over the past few years. Erin has been suffering from a severe hormone deficiency that was brought on by a combination of a genetic disorder and an adverse reaction to birth control. As a result she has been left unable to ovulate on her own, consequently meaning she cannot have children naturally. More than anything in the world, I would like to give my wife the ability to have her own children. It has just been killing me to watch her crying nearly every day at the site and sounds of other people's children. Every time someone mentions children to her, it is like they are sticking a knife in her side. The only thing in the world she wants is to have her own child, to hold, love, and watch grow. And every day that passes, is just another day her heart is broken...
I have asked for her permission to bring our family and friends into this problem in hopes that we may all help to solve it. The primary problem we are having is, these fertility services have been deemed as medically unnecessary, and are not covered by any form of medical insurance. Therefore, we have to pay for these services completely out of our own pocket. Now we have gone through preliminary diagnostic tests that have shown that she can have children with medical assistance. So we know that fertility treatment is a viable option for us. But one single run of IVF runs nearly $12,000 not including all of the necessary diagnostic appointments and medications. To get a guarantee of a successful treatment the cost grows to as much as $20,000. We have already paid out $3,000 for preliminary treatments and appointments, and have saved an additional $4,000 towards further treatment.
What I am proposing to our family and friends, is to help Erin and myself to invest in the only thing more valuable than all the cars, homes, and stocks in the world; A new life. I am asking for any help anyone can give towards meeting our goal of $20,000 for all doctor’s appointments and IVF treatments. Please, ask your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone that may be able to help. Having children seems trivial to most people until they can’t have them anymore. With your help and the grace of God, hopefully we can successfully bring a new life into the world. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you and God bless.
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