Our IVF Journey
Our IVF Journey
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Danielle Buonacore is organizing this fundraiser.
Hello everyone and welcome to our IVF journey. We were very skeptical about getting out there with our story and originally only spoke on it to our closest friends and family, mainly to keep the pressure low during the journey. But to properly start off, I guess we should explain.
Back in June 2021, I went to Josh and spoke to him about seeing a fertility specialist for future treatments. I had an unsettling, gut feeling starting a family would be hard for me. I watched all of my friends giving birth to such beautiful babies and I guess I feared not knowing if that day would ever come for me. So maybe it was more fear that made my gut feeling so strong, but whatever it is I am glad I listened. Josh agreed to go and swore up and down the first try I would get pregnant. It is now October of 2022, 4 failed medicated cycles, 5 failed IUI cycles, 9 trigger shots and 9 courses of oral medications later and here we are, still waiting for our BFP. (In IVF slang, that’s big fat positive for pregnancy test, you learn a lot of IVF slang joining various communities)
Our doctors ran a series of bloodwork, tests, genetic screenings, sonograms, and pretty much all major diagnostic testing to come up with literally not one answer. “Unexplained” is the reason we keep hearing and recently heard from our third doctor. In hindsight sometimes I feel like maybe a solid diagnosis would make this all less stressful rather than wondering why. Leading up until now, we have covered majority of the costs being that insurance has practically been non existent in our story. We came down to a point where we 1. Keep trying less invasive ways and stacking up bills or 2. Skip the same routine and start IVF. Being that we have made the 9th attempt mark, we decided IVF would be the best decision, however of course the cost is steep.
We have brainstormed, I have strategically mapped out payment plans and loans, along with separate medication costs and our separate life responsibilities as well and we can make it work but a little help would be so very appreciated during this journey.
This journey is not a “need” in terms of life or death. It is not a necessity to some people to start a family. For us, we have yearned for this blessing. We have cried, laughed, yelled, stressed, and all of the in between on this journey so far. For us, we “need” this. We have read other couples who have raised funds to help aid them in their journey and after hitting this point we figured “why not?”
we appreciate everyone for your support and kindness on this subject and hope that if you are unable to donate, you send us some baby dust and prayers instead. All is welcome ❤️ Also please feel free to share and help widen the range or possible contributions.
Thank you so so much. Josh & Danielle
A little follow up!
So unfortunately circling back around, we were informed that the refundable cycles are actually something you need to test for to be qualified to enter. But we are keeping our heads high! We are starting the journey and staying positive. The cost of the journey has been reduced now that we will just be paying for the one cycle. All help and donations are appreciated. Anything can help and we appreciate your support on this journey ❤️
|Sara Bautista-Ramos||$50.00||October 05, 2022|
|Lauren Oconnor||$150.00||October 05, 2022|
|Patrick Charles||$100.00||October 03, 2022|
|Michael Richvalsky||$40.00||October 03, 2022|
|Anonymous||$50.00||October 02, 2022|
|Daniella Gaughan||$20.00||October 02, 2022|
|Marissa King||$50.00||October 02, 2022|
|Robert Buonacore||$100.00||September 27, 2022|
|Tsivia Ovadia||$100.00||August 17, 2022|
|Kelly Franco||$100.00||August 16, 2022|
|Nagat Saleh||$100.00||August 15, 2022|
|Ferenc Nagy||$20.00||August 15, 2022|
|Vanessa Richards||$20.00||August 15, 2022|
|Faith Newman||$300.00||August 14, 2022|
|Stephanie Santiago||$100.00||August 14, 2022|
|Shanika Yearwood||$100.00||August 13, 2022|
|Caitlyn Gray||$100.00||August 12, 2022|
|Robert Buonacore||$300.00||August 11, 2022|