BRCA1 Negative Baby: IVF & PGD

Candler, NC (US)
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Created 1 month ago
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Fertility Treatments

BRCA1 Negative Baby: IVF & PGD

by Sarah Thompson

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  • $25,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $800.00

    Funds Raised
  • 37

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Candler, NC (US)

Sarah Thompson is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

My name is Sarah. I turn 38 this year. I am also BRCA 1 positive.

Last year, my mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of stage 4 ovarian cancer; cancer was in both ovaries and had spread to her spleen. After surgery, she preformed genetic testing per her oncologist’s recommendation. She tested positive for the BRCA 1 genetic mutation. Early this year, I received the same results.

BRCA 1 mutation causes female-bodied people to be at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. As much as 60%-80% of females with the BRCA 1 mutation will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes; as much as 40%-60% of females with the BRCA 1 mutation will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetimes. Male-bodied people are also at increased risk for prostate cancer (statistics vary).

I do NOT want to pass this gene onto my child/children. After a recent consultation with a fertility specialist, I now want to undertake IVF and preform PGD testing so as not to pass this BRCA 1 gene mutation onto my offspring.

In addition to potentially passing on this harmful gene is the risk of me not being able to conceive.

My age is a consideration – I’m almost 38 – but it’s not my only concern. The gyn oncologist, who has been consulting with me, advises that I have an oophorectomy (ovary removal) by the age of 40, if not sooner. That is, if I do not conceive soon, I will not be able to bear my own children.

My fundraising goal is approximately $25,000. This will cover one IVF cycle (~$15,000), the medication (~$5000), and the PGT-A and PGD testing (both ~$2500 each).

Rachel Thompson commented with a $200 donation about 3 weeks ago
Love John and Rachel
Anonymous commented with a $500 donation about 4 weeks ago
Your child will thank you.
rosemary arriaga commented with a $100 donation about 4 weeks ago
Good luck, Sarah