Baby Quan Hem 2023

North Miami, FL (US)
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Created 1 year ago
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Embryo Adoption

Baby Quan Hem 2023

by Kelsa Bartley Quan Hem

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  • $8,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $5,030.00

    Funds Raised
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$5,030.00 raised of $8,000.00 Goal
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North Miami, FL (US)

Kelsa Bartley Quan Hem is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

If someone had told us 22 years ago when we began our relationship, that we would not have any children together in our 40’s, we would not have believed it. When we started our lives together as a couple in 2001 back in Trinidad and Tobago, we knew we were meant to be together. I’ve always wanted to be a mother, and as our relationship progressed, visions of curly haired babies became deeply nestled in my brain. I vividly remember the night we sat with his mom, talking with her about baby names and how pretty her grandkids would be. Sadly, she never got to hold our babies.

Life just kept getting in the way of starting our family together. Somewhere in between the years long immigration saga, resulting in 2 long distance time periods; multiple education programs between the both of us, and working long hours under stress; my body decided it had enough. I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure at the age of 39. I was absolutely devastated to learn of the possibility that I had little to zero eggs left and was most likely heading toward early menopause. I found out at the end of 2020, during the ultimate stress inducing time in our lives that was the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding out about my fertility issues just a year after his mom’s passing also made things extra difficult for us emotionally.

After a year of denial, grieving and finally coming to terms with the reality of the situation, we realized our hopes of starting our family was still strong. I enrolled in a fertility program, to get to the root of what was wrong with me health wise; and to find out what our new path to parenthood could look like. That was the best decision I made. A year of testing, making changes to my diet, adjusting my lifestyle and researching a myriad of fertility clinics, options and costs, has lead us to the decision that Embryo Adoption is a viable option for us. My womb is healthy enough to have a baby, so I want to have the experience of creating life.

We knew going in that whatever we decided to do would cost a whole lot of money. However, the financial burden of just beginning this journey- the fertility program and testing, paired with the rising cost of living post pandemic has eaten up all of our savings and we are already in debt. This is why we have decided to ask our family and friends to assist us in making our dream of parenthood come true. Infertility has been a lonely road, but as I have opened up to others about my issues, I realized that we are not alone. We don’t have a lot of time left to make this happen, so now I share our story with you, our community, along with our plea for your help.

Funding will be used for:
• The cost of the embryos and the embryo transfer procedure.
• Medications (hormones) to prepare my womb for pregnancy.
• Travel costs and incidentals- we will be traveling to the island of Barbados to reduce costs.

Consider donating if you can, it would mean everything to us. Even just $5 makes a huge difference and gives us hope that we will one day hold a baby in our arms.

Thank you for your love, support, and generosity.

Kelsa & Vaughn

Name Donation Date
Emily Wertman $25.00 August 27, 2023
Anonymous $10.00 August 26, 2023
Tiffany Kerr $60.00 August 25, 2023
Nechelle Bartley $200.00 July 12, 2023
Anonymous $30.00 July 08, 2023
Ava Brillat $250.00 July 03, 2023
Irene Lubker $200.00 June 02, 2023
Lisa Davenport $100.00 May 29, 2023
Aoi Vega $50.00 May 28, 2023
Tara Douglas-Williams $250.00 May 07, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 May 01, 2023
Anonymous $25.00 April 28, 2023
Jorge Perez $20.00 April 26, 2023
Anonymous $200.00 April 20, 2023
Kathryn Houk $25.00 April 08, 2023
Jane Morgan-Daniel $50.00 April 07, 2023
Nisha Mody $10.00 April 07, 2023
Lydia Knight $100.00 April 03, 2023
Adanna Burris $50.00 April 03, 2023
Marlen Meizoso $150.00 April 03, 2023
Mary Walsh $100.00 March 30, 2023
Janna Lawrence $50.00 March 30, 2023
Michelle Paterson $100.00 March 30, 2023
Vanessa Thomas $200.00 March 30, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 March 30, 2023
Johanna Etienne $50.00 March 29, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 March 29, 2023
Daniel Baloy $100.00 March 29, 2023
Diane Campagnes $50.00 March 29, 2023
Ana Abel $200.00 March 29, 2023
Neisha Ramdass $50.00 March 29, 2023
Ryan Lalbeharry $75.00 March 29, 2023
JoAnn Van Schaik $200.00 March 28, 2023
Beverly Murphy $60.00 March 24, 2023
Kimberly Loper $200.00 March 16, 2023
Leslie Sternlieb $500.00 March 08, 2023
Madlara Kenya Jean-Francois $100.00 March 08, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 March 07, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 March 07, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 March 07, 2023
Anonymous $75.00 March 01, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 February 28, 2023
Elaina Vitale $40.00 February 28, 2023
Tamara Nelson $100.00 February 28, 2023
Kathryn Houk $25.00 February 28, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 February 28, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 February 28, 2023
Melissa Reveiro $150.00 February 28, 2023
Emily Wertman commented with a $25 donation about 9 months ago
Wishing you the best!
Anonymous commented with a $10 donation about 9 months ago
Good luck on your journey.
Anonymous commented with a $30 donation about 11 months ago
Sending love! You will be amazing parents!!
Irene Lubker commented with a $200 donation about 12 months ago
Praying for you!
Lisa Davenport commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
I am sending an abundance of positive energy and joyous anticipation of the birth of your already-loved child ❤️
Tara Douglas-Williams commented with a $250 donation about 1 year ago
You are both in my thoughts and prayers. I join you in believing the miracle of life is in your near future. Keep the Faith and await the birth of your precious little one! Blessings to you❤️
Anonymous commented with a $25 donation about 1 year ago
You got this!
Nisha Mody commented with a $10 donation about 1 year ago
Sending you so much love! Thank you for sharing your story and asking for help 💜
Adanna Burris commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
God bless you guys!
Mary Walsh commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
I hope you will be able to become a mama, Kelsa!
Michelle Paterson commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Always supporting 💜💜💜💕
Daniel Baloy commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Can’t think of anyone more deserving of this. Wishing you the best, Kelsa! ❤️
Ana Abel commented with a $200 donation about 1 year ago
Wishing you love and grace on this journey, Kelsa!
Neisha Ramdass commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
You've always been so good to me.Wishing you all the best on this journey .
JoAnn Van Schaik commented with a $200 donation about 1 year ago
Thank you for sharing your journey with me. I wish you and Vaughn the very best!
Beverly Murphy commented with a $60 donation about 1 year ago
Your blessing is coming!
Leslie Sternlieb commented with a $500 donation about 1 year ago
Sending my warmest wishes for success in this journey! Hugs, Leslie
Madlara Kenya Jean-Francois commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
My family and I will be with you until the end
Anonymous commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Stay positive and have faith. Things will work out. Brenda and Emily
Anonymous commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Stay positive and have faith. Things will work out. Brenda and Emily
Anonymous commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Weeks family is rooting for y’all in your family planning journey. Si se puede ♥️!!
Tamara Nelson commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
I can't wait to meet baby Quan Hem!
Melissa Reveiro commented with a $150 donation about 1 year ago
Dearest Kelly, I am elated to support you and help you fulfill your dream of becoming a mother. With much love, always ❤ Melissa/ Nellie