Baby Matter’s IVF Journey

Glen Burnie, MD (US)
Created 8 months ago
Fertility Treatments

Baby Matter’s IVF Journey

by Lindsay Henehan

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  • $20,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $6,550.00

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Glen Burnie, MD (US)

Lindsay Henehan is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

Hi there, we are RJ and Lindsay. This has taken a lot for us to put this out there as we have been private on what we have been going through. RJ & I have been together for almost 8 years and our journey to parenthood has been our biggest challenge yet.

Our fertility journey started in February 2021. After 2 different fertility centers, numerous testing’s and a couple procedures we are FINALLY ready to start our IVF journey! As suspected, our insurance will not cover IVF treatment. This is so discouraging and yet again another bump in the road.

Our hearts are forever grateful for the number of prayers, well wishes, comforting hugs and encouragement that many of you have shared with us during our journey. After much thought and consideration, we have decided to lean into your love and support in anticipation of welcoming a child into our family.

We are asking you to join us in our journey by offering financial support as we embark on IVF. We understand this is a non-traditional approach to show support but without insurance coverage, we are faced with the task of paying for this treatment out of pocket. We would forever be grateful and appreciate any help that we can get to make our dreams a reality.

Once again, thank you for your love and support. Please continue sending your kind prayers, well wishes, love and encouragement our way. They make the hard days more bearable and the good days much more beautiful.

From the bottom of our hearts,
Lindsay & RJ

  • 10-12-2023

    Update #1

    Hi everyone – First and foremost we would like to thank everyone that has donated, shared our fundraiser, and those that are still praying for us. You have no idea how much this means to us! We would love to thank each and every single one of you individually, but it\\'s just not possible, however we CANNOT wait to pay it forward! I wanted to come here and give everyone a little update. We put down our deposit to start our IVF treatment last week! I have spent most of my nights, calling different fertility pharmacy\\'s to get quotes on the IVF meds i will need. It is INSANE how much these meds cost OUT OF POCKET! Thankfully there are a couple different discount savings companies that you can apply to, to receive a discount. I ended up getting approved for a 10% discount off my Gonal F med, which is awesome! I know it doesn\\'t sound like much, but the discount is saving us almost $500! I am hoping to get these meds ordered by the end of the week.

    My best friend is getting married the end of the month in FL (I\\'m in the wedding), so our plan is to hopefully start our IVF treatment beginning of Nov! Please continue to pray for us. Your love and support has been one of the reasons we keep pushing ourselves every single day. You all are amazing and we are so thankful for each and every single one of you! 🙂

    Lindsay & Rj

  • 12-21-2023

    Update #2

    Hey everyone!
    I realized we haven't giving an update recently. I have been updating facebook, so if you are friends with us on there, you should be pretty up to date on what is going on 🙂 We started our first round of STIMs on 11/27/2023. I didnt prepare myself for the emotional part of STIMs. It did take its toll on me and behind closed doors I was a wreck! I was going to the doctors every other day for bloodwork and ultrasounds. During my ultrasounds they were seeing 10 follicles on my ovaries and all my bloodwork was coming back normal. We were on the right track. On 12/9/2023 we my first egg retrieval. At that time, they also wanted Rj to give a fresh semen sample, as we were scheduled to do a FET (Fresh Embryo Transfer) a couple days afterwards. They retrieved 4 eggs. Rj's sperm count is super low, they only found 1 good sperm in his fresh sample which they used for ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) which is where the scientist picks up a single sperm and injects it into each egg using a microscopic needle. The next day we got the call that that the one egg matured, we were just waiting for it to reach the fertilized stage. The other 3 eggs did not mature until later on that night, but because we only had 1 good sperm from Rj's sample, we couldnt do anything else, so they ended up freezing the other 3 eggs. Which by the way, they ended up looking at his sperm more and found 3 MORE living sperms (this is a huge improvement)! Anyways, we got another call 3 days later saying that egg never fertilized, which means we didn't have any embryos 🙁 We were heartbroken!!! We just couldn't belive it.

    Our medical team met and came up with a new game plan. We are changing up some of my meds and adding new ones. She also wants Rj to give 2 fresh samples the day of my next egg retrieval, as we still plan to do a FET. We also plan to allow my follicles to grow just a little bit bigger than the "normal" size before we decide to pull the trigger shot, in hopes to retrieve more eggs next time. So with that said, I have ordered all my meds and we plan to start our second round right after Christmas!

    We are sooo thankful for the army behind us because there were days we wanted to give up. You ALL have been so amazing and we can’t thank you enough for being on this journey with us! Cheers to round 2 of our IVF journey!

    Linds & Rj

Name Donation Date
David Watkins $100.00 December 21, 2023
Samuel Blevins $100.00 December 20, 2023
Jessica Hickox $100.00 October 22, 2023
Carly Watkins $50.00 October 15, 2023
Cindy Wray $100.00 October 14, 2023
Liliya Naydenko $100.00 October 14, 2023
Randy Higgs $1,000.00 October 12, 2023
Katie Green $100.00 October 12, 2023
Kari Roy $40.00 October 12, 2023
Karl Booker $100.00 October 12, 2023
Venmo Donations $220.00 October 10, 2023
Cara Cara $25.00 October 04, 2023
Annette Higgs $250.00 October 03, 2023
Alyssa Smith $50.00 October 03, 2023
Venmo Donations $415.00 October 02, 2023
Domenica Ross $20.00 October 02, 2023
Marlo Tauber $100.00 October 01, 2023
Steffany Marr $200.00 September 30, 2023
Tiffany Hartlove $25.00 September 30, 2023
Kathy Reyes $30.00 September 30, 2023
Wanda Moore $50.00 September 30, 2023
Sean chesnavage $50.00 September 30, 2023
Jessica McNally $100.00 September 29, 2023
Dez Morsberger $40.00 September 29, 2023
Amber Brent $40.00 September 29, 2023
Shelly Novak $50.00 September 29, 2023
Sam Blevins $100.00 September 29, 2023
Anonymous $25.00 September 29, 2023
Nichole Manansala $100.00 September 29, 2023
Lauren Blake $25.00 September 28, 2023
Shannon Bustard $20.00 September 28, 2023
Jennifer Weatherley $50.00 September 28, 2023
Ashley Knight $150.00 September 28, 2023
Amber McDonald $50.00 September 28, 2023
Brandon Moreland $100.00 September 28, 2023
Tom Sullivan $200.00 September 28, 2023
Remi Dillon $50.00 September 28, 2023
Kevin Mullen $250.00 September 28, 2023
Jessica Bernstein $100.00 September 28, 2023
Timme mildred $200.00 September 28, 2023
Anthony Hudert $400.00 September 28, 2023
Brittany Timme $50.00 September 28, 2023
Sarah Browning $200.00 September 28, 2023
Amber Sanders $15.00 September 28, 2023
Spencer Reiber $25.00 September 28, 2023
Becky Novak $100.00 September 28, 2023
Stefanie Skiest $25.00 September 28, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 September 28, 2023
Vince Viscomi $100.00 September 28, 2023
Kimberly Everd $100.00 September 28, 2023
Kristen Wyatt $50.00 September 28, 2023
Joe Czaplinski $100.00 September 28, 2023
Kate Glacken $65.00 September 28, 2023
Kor Korinne $50.00 September 28, 2023
Eric Skrzecz $25.00 September 28, 2023
Trisha Graefe $50.00 September 28, 2023
Diana Lambert $20.00 September 28, 2023
Lacey Rohleder $50.00 September 28, 2023
Daniele Wengrow $50.00 September 28, 2023
Aubrey Cummings $50.00 September 28, 2023
Amanda Harwell $50.00 September 28, 2023
David Watkins commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago
Love you guys!
Jessica Hickox commented with a $100 donation about 7 months ago
Sending lots of love to you both ❤️
Carly Watkins commented with a $50 donation about 7 months ago
Dave and I are praying for you guys through this journey!
Kari Roy commented with a $40 donation about 8 months ago
For baby matter my little niece or nephew to come ❤️❤️❤️
Cara Cara commented with a $25 donation about 8 months ago
Best wishes and prayers 🙏 ❤️
Annette Higgs commented with a $250 donation about 8 months ago
Luv & support for everything ya'll go through. My prayers will be for you every night. 1 more thing... I will also wish some other good thing... at the sonogram appt. I think the ring needs to be whipped out . . Then it will have come full circle. ❤
Domenica Ross commented with a $20 donation about 8 months ago
Kathy Reyes commented with a $30 donation about 8 months ago
Good luck🥰
Wanda Moore commented with a $50 donation about 8 months ago
🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 all works out for you both!
Dez Morsberger commented with a $40 donation about 8 months ago
Truly praying for you both. Don’t give up, Linds 💜 and please let me know if you ever need support, have questions, or just need to vent.
Shannon Bustard commented with a $20 donation about 8 months ago
Love you Linds 🤞 Sorry it's not much but I hope it helps.
Remi Dillon commented with a $50 donation about 8 months ago
Praying for you guys and thinking of you!
Kevin Mullen commented with a $250 donation about 8 months ago
Fingers crossed for you.
Anthony Hudert commented with a $400 donation about 8 months ago
Amber Sanders commented with a $15 donation about 8 months ago
Keeping prayers up for you both!
Spencer Reiber commented with a $25 donation about 8 months ago
Rooting for you guys! Keep your head up ❤️
Stefanie Skiest commented with a $25 donation about 8 months ago
Wishing you all the rainbows babies to come ✨
Vince Viscomi commented with a $100 donation about 8 months ago
Hope all goes as well and you get to go through with having your own
Kimberly Everd commented with a $100 donation about 8 months ago
Praying for a miracle.🙏🏼
Kristen Wyatt commented with a $50 donation about 8 months ago
Love you! Best of wishes for you and RJ in this journey.
Diana Lambert commented with a $20 donation about 8 months ago
Best wishes to you guys. We know the feeling of going through this. If you have any questions please reach out I’d be happy to help and give any advice I possibly can. Stay positive and continue leaning into each other for support!!
Daniele Wengrow commented with a $50 donation about 8 months ago
We love you guys so much and we can’t wait for Baby Matter 💗
Aubrey Cummings commented with a $50 donation about 8 months ago
Sprinkling baby dust ❤️