Baby Asher 2023

Marshall, MI (US)
Created 1 year ago
Egg Preservation

Baby Asher 2023

by Stephanie Asher

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  • $10,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $7,852.00

    Funds Raised
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$7,852.00 raised of $10,000.00 Goal
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Marshall, MI (US)

Stephanie Asher is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

My name is Stephanie, and here is our fertility story. 

            My husband, Tyler, and I have been together since 2014. We bought a house, and the same day we moved in he proposed. We got married in 2016 and I got off birth control thinking okay, when it happens it happens.  Little did we know this process wasn’t going to happen quickly for us.  This created a lot of emotions and stress for both of us, as we tried all we could on our own, and with medical professionals.  Fast forward to Fall of 2022 and we took our first step to figure out how we could make this dream a reality.  We found out on October 28 that In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the route that has the highest success. 

            For those who are not aware, IVF is the process of collecting eggs from a woman and sperm from a man, and fertilizing them in the embryology laboratory. In order to increase chances of fertilization, a single sperm is injected into each of the retrieved eggs using a micropipette in a process called Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). We also are undertaking Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing (PGT), which is genetic testing that will increase our chances of a successful pregnancy. 

            Now knowing what we will have to do, and go through, there is an additional worry of trying to figure out how to pay for all of the treatments and processes. Our insurance doesn’t cover everything we will have to go through, and we are fortunate that it does cover some (not a lot, but better than none at all).  Michigan is one of many states that does not have laws requiring employers/insurance companies to cover these treatments.  

            I am asking for any help on this new path by donating to our fundraiser.  We are seeking assistance with the financial burden of egg/sperm preservation, storage, additional testing, and anything else that our IVF journey can create that would tack on additional costs that insurance does not cover, or that we were not already planning on being prepared for.  We would be honored if you could help.  Even $5 would mean the world to us and help us make Baby Asher become a reality.  

Thank you for reading!


Stephanie and Tyler Asher

  • 02-22-2023

    Beyond Grateful

    In 3 days time you have helped us surpass our expectations. We have never felt so much love from our family, friends, and community. We are truly blessed and extremely grateful for each and everyone of you who has supported us in this new adventure. It was scary to put this out there, but to know we aren’t alone in our fight to start a family means so much. So thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have made this new adventure less stressful knowing that we have an amazing village behind us every step of the way! God bless! ?

  • 03-20-2023

    Shots & Medicine

    On March 9 everything go going with the IVF meds. We have our baseline data and got to start add in our first shot, Cetrotide, on Sunday, March 12. This drug helps the follicles in the ovary grow together instead of being in a competition. I was then instructed to call on day 1 of my first mensus. On March 17 I got to add two more shorts (Gonal F and Menopur) to the list. I was super nervous at first having to mix things together and making sure everything was right and ready. Initial reactions, I don't really care for the Menopur as it stings, but not horrible. Gonal F and I seem to have a hard time finding the right speed to get the needle to actually poke through the skin. After all of these shots, I feel like I could add shot giving to my resume. haha I am being closely monitored now with bloodwork and ultrasounds every other day. Our first ultrasound while on these new meds was 3.20.23, this allows the nurses and doctors to see how the follicles were responding to the medicine. The right ovary is looking good. The left ovary is going a little slow so if you wanted to add in some prayers to get its butt in gear and not be so shy, we would appreciate it. I have two more ultrasounds this week to see how everything is going and adding back another medicine tomorrow (3.21) morning. We currently have our egg retrieval scheduled for Wednesday, March 29.
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are truly blessed for each and everyone of you! Keep sending the positive vibes and baby dust, we keep saying it only takes one! Love you all so much!

Name Donation Date
Emily Trybus $50.00 May 03, 2023
Declan & Hazel Stahl $50.00 April 27, 2023
Elizabeth & Charlie Stahl $100.00 April 27, 2023
Kevin Sheppard $50.00 April 23, 2023
Toni Nickerson $50.00 March 18, 2023
Craig Peiffer $100.00 March 11, 2023
Tim Corser $50.00 March 07, 2023
Greg Shemel $100.00 March 06, 2023
Daniel Gordon $50.00 March 06, 2023
The Fleming’s $50.00 February 25, 2023
Susan Boley $100.00 February 24, 2023
Natalie & Derek Anderson $150.00 February 23, 2023
Stephanie Chad Bischoff $100.00 February 23, 2023
Corey Nunnery $100.00 February 23, 2023
Lacy Johnston $100.00 February 23, 2023
Julie5178 Howard $15.00 February 23, 2023
Gerianne Post $22.00 February 23, 2023
Jasmine Wellet $100.00 February 22, 2023
Ali Petrosoff $50.00 February 22, 2023
Joelle Vos $50.00 February 22, 2023
Kristine Boley-Morse $50.00 February 22, 2023
Andrew Heisler $125.00 February 22, 2023
Tommy Strang $100.00 February 21, 2023
Morgan Damron-patterson $100.00 February 21, 2023
Cassandra Christensen $25.00 February 21, 2023
Terry Severn $15.00 February 21, 2023
Kaylene Candela $30.00 February 20, 2023
Claire Sheppard $10.00 February 20, 2023
Ann-Kathrin Salinas $50.00 February 20, 2023
Amy VanZee $50.00 February 20, 2023
Stacy Freeman $50.00 February 20, 2023
Anonymous $25.00 February 20, 2023
Jai Gilyard-Schnaitman $100.00 February 20, 2023
Amy Anderson $50.00 February 20, 2023
Joseph Closson $50.00 February 20, 2023
Amy Knue $100.00 February 20, 2023
Stephanie Aughenbaugh $50.00 February 20, 2023
Tricia Henry $40.00 February 20, 2023
Elizabeth Tucker $50.00 February 20, 2023
Danielle Shubert $50.00 February 20, 2023
Chelsea Bonmon $50.00 February 20, 2023
Hannah Albaugh $50.00 February 20, 2023
Lynn Bach $50.00 February 20, 2023
Laura Campbell $50.00 February 20, 2023
Paige pulsifer $50.00 February 20, 2023
Katlyn Walker $25.00 February 20, 2023
Kristine Barnell $20.00 February 20, 2023
Daniel and Rachel Torres $5,000.00 February 20, 2023
Declan & Hazel Stahl commented with a $50 donation about 12 months ago
We can’t wait for a new friend to play with!!! :)
Toni Nickerson commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Looking forward to meeting Baby Asher!
Greg Shemel commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
My hopes for the best outcome for you too. I’m excited to see you both become some friggin great parents. All my best.
Natalie & Derek Anderson commented with a $150 donation about 1 year ago
We Love You
Stephanie Chad Bischoff commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
We love you two and will be praying for you! I know this will be successful! You two will be fantastic parents!!?
Gerianne Post commented with a $22 donation about 1 year ago
Ali Petrosoff commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Best wishes Tasher fam
Kristine Boley-Morse commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Love you both & wish you nothing but the best on this journey!
Tommy Strang commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
From Maddox Strang
Morgan Damron-patterson commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Cassandra Christensen commented with a $25 donation about 1 year ago
Mike & I are wishing you guys the best of luck on this journey!
Terry Severn commented with a $15 donation about 1 year ago
Prayers for strength and perseverance. Our family know this journey.
Kaylene Candela commented with a $30 donation about 1 year ago
xoxo, Logan and Kaylene. If you ever need a listening ear, I'm always here for you and I know Logan is as well <3
Ann-Kathrin Salinas commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
All the best wishes from Germany!
Amy Knue commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Thinking of you both. Many thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Aughenbaugh commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
We are praying for you Steph!! Please don't give up!
Danielle Shubert commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Praying for baby Asher to become a reality. You two will be wonderful parents! ❤️ Seth and Danielle
Lynn Bach commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Laura Campbell commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Thinking of you as you start this next part of the journey, and praying your miracle is soon on the way ?
Paige pulsifer commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
Yay for Baby Asher! Fire up chips!
Katlyn Walker commented with a $25 donation about 1 year ago
Sending tons of magic baby dust your way!! You both were so sweet to me after my accident, I appreciate you guys ❤️
Kristine Barnell commented with a $20 donation about 1 year ago
I truly wish you the best of luck! I know how emotionally tough this is!!