A Baby Dream

Westminster, MD (US)
Created 1 year ago
Fertility Treatments

A Baby Dream

by Ashley Tote

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  • $20,000.00

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Westminster, MD (US)

Ashley Tote is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

My husband and I have been together for coming up on 20 years. We started dating as young teenagers and always knew we were each others soul mate. Over the past 7 years we have struggled with fertility and the dream of having a baby. Something so badly that we desire sometimes seems so far away and that continues to be a constant reminder as we take many steps forward in our fertility journey, followed by many more steps back. There are times where we feel hopeless and that there is only so much we can do.

The reason we chose to start a fundraiser is to help possibly each some more funds towards our journey.

Late last year, we were ecstatic to go through our first round of IVF, finally after so many years of ups, downs, struggles. Unfortunately it ended in a traumatic miscarriage that was unbelievably devastating and was confirmed on our 19th anniversary of being together. 2 days before Christmas. It really destroyed us for weeks and we are still not over it.

After meeting with our doctor, she was optimistic about the future and wanted to start on another cycle so we are in the process of trying to get things in order. However we just found out that our lifetime maximum benefit for fertility coverage of $15,000 medical and $15,000 prescription is nearly completely spent because of our first, failed round of IVF. The medications alone are just over that $15,000 for the one round, so now we are fretting what to do. We had been saving money for our inevitable co-pays and out of pocket costs, but it is not nearly enough to now try and complete another round where we are hoping to produce more embryos and more chances at a successful pregnancy.

All we want is a baby. 1 baby. Our baby. Something that feels so far away as we continue to go through this journey and continue to get older. Our emotions constantly get the better of us and we try to stay strong for each other, but it can be so unbearably difficult.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thinking about our baby dream. I hope to positive thoughts and outcomes and send all my love to all of you.