Help Upgrade these Fur Parents to Mommy & Daddy

Schuylkill, PA (US)
Created 5 months ago
Fertility Treatments

Help Upgrade these Fur Parents to Mommy & Daddy

by Jennifer Kolodin

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  • $10,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $1,525.00

    Funds Raised
  • 226

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Schuylkill, PA (US)

Jennifer Kolodin is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

Hello, I’m Jenna and the handsome man in my photos is my hubby Timothy. We are currently Fur Parents to 3 amazing dogs, a cat, annnnnnd yes a bird. We love all our Furbabies so so but what we want more than anything in this world is to be upgraded to Mommy & Daddy. Now we have been trying to become parents for 4 years now, sadly not ending in our often dreamt of Bundle of Joy. When I was in high school I had an emergency surgery that resulted in them having to remove my right fallopian tube, which was when I was informed that conceiving is possible but may come with complications. Fast forward to my early 30’s when we started trying and with no luck, it was then confirmed by my Dr that I do have PCOS. This just added to the level of difficulty trying to conceive. I also have something called Marfan’s Syndrome(I’m considered a mild case), I have a 50% chance of passing this disorder on to our future Bundle of Joy, it’s a percentile disorder, which means the baby could potentially have more complications and defects than I have experienced. So we of course want to avoid that at all costs because quality of life is my and my hubby’s main goal for our future Bundle of Joy. Our Fertility Specialist has informed us that IVF is our only option and with that comes a hefty price tag and of course our insurance covers nothing 🙁  Now Tim and I very much hate asking for help, we have always been we’ll do it on our own and figure it out couple. So asking for help is hard for us but without doing so this Dream is not within reach and our Baby Journey ends. Hopefully, one treatment will do the trick because it’s over $20,000 each cycle. Whether you are able to help out or not we just love you all for taking the time to read our story and journey as to how we ended up here. Please pray with us and Wish us Baby Dust <3

Much Love,
Jenna & Tim

  • 10-18-2023

    Cost Explanation 1st Treatment IVF

    IVF with PGT Cycle Package: $15,950

    The following services, and no others, are included in the package fee:

    Treatment plan
    Cycle Coordination Fee
    In-cycle ovarian stimulation monitoring
    Office visits
    Blood work including estradiol, progesterone, LH, FSH, and hCG processed at MLF and associated venipuncture
    Egg Retrieval procedure
    Semen analysis and sperm processing
    Fertilization and culture of the eggs
    Biopsy of embryos
    Cryopreservation of embryos (includes 1st year if storage)
    PGT packaging and shipping fees
    All physician, IVF lab, and facility fees associated with IVF

    The following items, costs, and/or services are not included in package fees:

    Consultation with the physician
    Pre-screening bloodwork and ultrasounds
    Carrier screening
    Diagnostic procedures/testing (i.e., hysteroscopy, saline tubal perfusion, HSG)
    PGT testing (billed by PGT lab)
    Services performed by any third party (i.e., outside labs or services not performed at MLF)
    Sperm cryopreservation and storage
    Embryo transfer
    Any fees associated with donor sperm, donor egg, donor embryo, or gestational carrier
    Pregnancy evaluation and monitoring beyond the (1) cycle-end venipuncture and hCG pregnancy test

    Medications: Costs of medications, if applicable, are paid directly to the pharmacy by the patient. Costs of medications can fluctuate based on individual needs and coverage. Estimated costs for cycle stimming medications:

    Oral medications for OI/IUI cycles – up to $200 per cycle
    Injectable medications for OI/IUI cycles – up to $1,500 per cycle
    Medications for IVF cycles – $2,000 to $10,000 per cycle

    Anesthesia: The cost of anesthesia is paid to United Anesthesia Services. The amount of $500 will be collected from the patient by MLF and forwarded to UAS prior to the procedure.

    If the patient does NOT have insurance, the self-pay cost of anesthesia services for the procedure is $500.
    If the patient has insurance and pre-pays the $500, UAS will submit it to the insurance company and if the claim is paid, UAS will refund the patient $500 directly after the insurance payment is received.
    If the patient has insurance and pre-pays the $500, UAS will submit to the insurance company and if the claim is denied, the patient will only be responsible for the $500 pre-paid for the anesthesia services.
    If the patient has insurance and does not pre-pay the $500, UAS will bill the patient for the full amount billed to insurance if the claim is denied.

    Cycle Coordination Fee: This package includes a $750 non-refundable cycle coordination fee. The fertility treatment and family-building process is intricate and individualized to each patient or couple. Our cycle coordination fee accounts for items such as orientation classes, medication ordering and procurement, and pre-cycle set-up or in-cycle support visits with your care team.

    Cancellation Policy: If the cycle is canceled for any reason, the patient will be subject to cancellation fees for the services provided, including the cycle coordination fee. If the cancellation fees exceed the total package paid there will be no refund issued to the patient. Fees are refunded only if the amount paid exceeds the cancellation fees and the patient requests it. Refund checks will be issued approximately 4-6 weeks after the refund is requested if there are no additional patient or insurance balances due on the patient and/or partner\'s (when applicable) account.

    Terms and Conditions: Self-pay prices are for patients without insurance coverage, or those who wish to pay in advance and submit their own billing to the insurance company. Insurance companies generally will not accept a package price for infertility (there is no CPT code for it). Therefore, insurance is billed by individual procedures and the total amount billed will vary depending on exactly what is done during the treatment cycle.

    Acknowledgment: I understand that if there are embryos left over, I can choose to freeze and store them at an additional cost.

    Furthermore, In signing this document, I and Partner, if applicable, affirm my desire for and consent to participate in the package plan and acknowledge that: (1) I have read and freely and knowingly agree to all of the foregoing, (2) I understand that the cycle coordination fee is non-refundable, (3) I understand the explanation I have received about the package plan and all of my questions have been answered to my satisfaction, and (4) I have received a copy of this document.

    *All pricing and quotes are good for 90 days.

    Additional Items
    Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) – $2,000.00

    Financial Summary
    Name Qty Notes Self-Pay Amount
    IVF PGT Cycle 1 $15,950.00 + $15,950.00
    Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) 1 $2,000.00 + $2,000.00
    Total $17,950.00

  • 10-21-2023

    Feeling Blessed

    Tim and I are feeling both blessed and our hearts are overwhelmed with this feeling of love. The amount of sharing of this fundraiser is amazing, as well as the number of people messaging me sharing their own personal experiences with infertility and offering up great advice, tips & tricks, financial hacks, etc., and the donations we have received in the past few days have brought tears to our eyes. We appreciate each and every one of you for helping out in the way you are able <3

    Jenna & Tim

Name Donation Date
Jamie Cotner $25.00 October 25, 2023
Alicia stauffer $50.00 October 23, 2023
Anonymous $1,000.00 October 20, 2023
Jessica Deiter $25.00 October 19, 2023
Yelena Hontz $25.00 October 19, 2023
Brittany Mesarick $50.00 October 18, 2023
Patrick Kilker $250.00 October 18, 2023
Rebecca Galpin $100.00 October 18, 2023
Yelena Hontz commented with a $25 donation about 4 months ago
I wish you and Tim the best. I love you and give all the baby vibes.
Brittany Mesarick commented with a $50 donation about 5 months ago
IVF isn’t easy, but it’s absolutely worth it! Baby dust to you, and I look forward to seeing photos of your sweet bundle of joy!
Patrick Kilker commented with a $250 donation about 5 months ago
Good luck. We love you huys
Rebecca Galpin commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago