Annie & Brandon’s Family Fund

Troy, OH (US)
|
Created 8 months ago
|
Fertility Treatments

Annie & Brandon’s Family Fund

by Annie Blankenship

Rated 0 out of 5
  • $5,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $3,800.00

    Funds Raised
  • 95

    Days to go
$3,800.00 raised of $5,000.00 Goal
Minimum amount is $ Maximum amount is $ Please input donation amount
Troy, OH (US)

Annie Blankenship is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

Brandon and I have been trying to start our family since the fall of 2020, but we have been struggling with infertility. We have expanded our family through foster care and have had over a dozen children in our home the past three years. Foster care has allowed us to serve our community and hopefully enrich children’s lives during an incredibly difficult time. It has also helped us recognize that a family can be defined in so many ways.

We temporarily closed our home to foster care in the fall of 2022 because we were blessed with a successful IUI. I was pregnant and due in June 2023. It was truly the happiest time of our lives. We were so thrilled and were counting the days till June.

The unimaginable happened. I noticed a decrease in movement of the baby on May 30th. Brandon and I went to the hospital where we received the worst news of our lives. Our baby had died. I was induced a few days later and delivered on June 3rd, 2023. Our daughter’s name was Mary Anne Harvey.

We have received incredible support from our family and friends in the weeks that followed. It has been difficult to watch the world continue to spin while our lives feel like they are falling apart.

Making the decision to try to grow our family again has been heart-wrenching. Our grief for Mary is overwhelming. It is difficult to imagine what next week looks like let alone a year from now. She will always be in our hearts.

The journey to get pregnant was too difficult to put into words, and the thought of trying again breaks my heart. Brandon has been the most incredible support system these past few years and especially now.

Your gift towards our family truly means the world to us. We are so grateful for your contribution and support.

Name Donation Date
Loretta Henderson $200.00 August 24, 2023
Sherry Riggs $100.00 August 22, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 August 22, 2023
Audrey & Mitch Riggs $500.00 August 22, 2023
Christopher Liesen $100.00 August 19, 2023
Russell Fox $100.00 August 12, 2023
Jordan Harvey $500.00 August 11, 2023
Elizabeth Peery $1,000.00 August 03, 2023
TRICIA SCHLIPMAN $100.00 July 17, 2023
Brian Harvey $500.00 July 11, 2023
Lisa Riley $100.00 July 10, 2023
Jennifer Harvey $50.00 July 10, 2023
Claire & Mitchell Whitehead $500.00 July 10, 2023
Sherry Riggs commented with a $100 donation about 6 months ago
Please know that I will never forget what you have gone through in losing your precious Mary. I will continue to pray for you.
Russell Fox commented with a $100 donation about 7 months ago
We love you both so much, Jean and Russ
Elizabeth Peery commented with a $1000 donation about 7 months ago
We love you both and hope this money is a blessing!
TRICIA SCHLIPMAN commented with a $100 donation about 8 months ago
We are so sorry for your loss....hugs to you both
Brian Harvey commented with a $500 donation about 8 months ago
You are both in our daily prayers as is Mary and your family to come. We love you both very much. Mom and Dad Harvey
Lisa Riley commented with a $100 donation about 8 months ago
All of our love and prayers to you both during this very difficult time and continued prayers for growing your family again Aunt Lisa Uncle Lloyd Grandpa and Grandma Harvey
Jennifer Harvey commented with a $50 donation about 8 months ago
Thinking of you both a lot. Prayers for you. With all of our love and hope, Uncle Alan and Aunt Jennifer