Surviving and Thriving- A Hope for Baby Nichtern

Lagrangeville, NY (US)
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Created 3 months ago
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Surrogacy

Surviving and Thriving- A Hope for Baby Nichtern

by Danielle Saltalamachia

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  • $30,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $5,255.00

    Funds Raised
  • 294

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Lagrangeville, NY (US)

Danielle Saltalamachia is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

My name is Danielle and I am a 37 year old with Cystic Fibrosis. I was given a second chance at life when I received a double lung transplant at 31 years old and I will forever be indebted to my donor. My husband John was and is my biggest support through everything over the last 12 years.

For the first time in a long time, after transplant we started to have high hopes that we could build our family together. Two years after transplant we were given clearance to begin trying.. and to our surprise I was able to get pregnant only 3 months after. We were thrilled. But unfortunately right before the second trimester, I miscarried. It was devastating but we were determined to try again with high risk doctors at a new clinic. We continued under medical supervision, with various tests and even began IUI cycles over the next 2 years (which were not covered by insurance so everything was paid out of pocket). Each success with pregnancy, shortly followed by losses. I am no stranger to obstacles and have always tried to see the positive side of life, but it was and still is very hard to reflect on.. Following the last pregnancy in late 2022, my transplant medication levels were found to be below therapeutic dose -likely related to pregnancy hormones and the following month I landed in acute cellular rejection. This was disheartening and alarming.  This lead us and my medical team to the conclusion that it would no longer be safe for me to attempt to carry a child. It was a hard blow to receive but we took the news in stride.

We began starting to look at other options.  We have recently enlisted with a new fertility team and are now beginning a very new and expensive journey of harvesting eggs, making embryos and searching for a gestational surrogate through an agency. We have all the love in the world to give to our prospective future child. MUCH more LOVE than funds, which is why unfortunately we are asking for ANY financial help with this process. This isn’t an easy ask for us, and many loved ones have already helped us get through transplant, and we are so very grateful. Unfortunately, many infertility treatments and surrogacy is not covered by so many insurances still. I am actively applying to grants but there just isn’t enough tailored to unique situations like ours or enough at all yet.  Our goal is to have help with the first 30,000 (which is the agency fee to work with and find a surrogate).  Any financial help will go a long way in our journey to completing the family we’ve dreamed of! We are not giving up!!

Name Donation Date
Dan Zimdahl $1,500.00 August 30, 2023
Bobby Damron $1,000.00 August 26, 2023
Meredith Loredo $50.00 August 08, 2023
Brad Hirsch $300.00 July 27, 2023
Alison Burns $50.00 July 26, 2023
Steve & Tara Horvath $100.00 July 25, 2023
Stacy Schwartz $100.00 July 25, 2023
Bobby Welber $50.00 July 22, 2023
Nick Alosco $50.00 July 20, 2023
Debra Ponessa $100.00 July 20, 2023
Gabrielle Ponessa $200.00 July 19, 2023
Michael Price $100.00 July 18, 2023
kathy miller $100.00 July 15, 2023
Liz Vanderberg $200.00 July 14, 2023
Andrea Pluchino $25.00 July 14, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 July 14, 2023
Kathy Miller $100.00 July 13, 2023
Ann Martin Moore $500.00 July 12, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 July 12, 2023
Anthony Ferreira $50.00 July 12, 2023
Christopher Dabroski $100.00 July 12, 2023
Brian McGraw $20.00 July 12, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 July 11, 2023
Nicole Jones $10.00 July 10, 2023
Anonymous $75.00 July 10, 2023
Courtney Coons $100.00 July 10, 2023
adah nicklin $50.00 July 10, 2023
Devin Auriana $50.00 July 09, 2023
Christine Vega $25.00 July 09, 2023
Joseph Puliafico $100.00 July 09, 2023
Bobby Damron commented with a $1000 donation about 1 month ago
I have never stopped loving you two, I will to my grave. And I want nothing more than Mommy Salty and Daddy Johnny. My Nana (she deyd 20 yrs now) always said patience is a virtue. I wish you two all the love and support as you work your plan. Sending my heart to you guys. ❤️
Meredith Loredo commented with a $50 donation about 2 months ago
❤️
Brad Hirsch commented with a $300 donation about 2 months ago
We love you! Good luck!
Gabrielle Ponessa commented with a $200 donation about 3 months ago
Love stigs and Brandon!
Michael Price commented with a $100 donation about 3 months ago
Obviously pulling for you two and wishing you success. Sending love from the Price family!
Anonymous commented with a $50 donation about 3 months ago
We love you and are rooting for you!
Brian McGraw commented with a $20 donation about 3 months ago
Godspeed and support from family and friends. May the 2 of have ur ultimate dream come true God bless you and your family
Anonymous commented with a $50 donation about 3 months ago
Thanks for sharing your story and strength. Sending love.
Anonymous commented with a $75 donation about 3 months ago
❤️
adah nicklin commented with a $50 donation about 3 months ago
sending prayers
Christine Vega commented with a $25 donation about 3 months ago
💜
Joseph Puliafico commented with a $100 donation about 3 months ago
Good Luck! Joe & Kayla