Help Esther&Constant Grow Their Earth-side Family

Bridgeport, CT (US)
Created 2 months ago
Fertility Treatments

Help Esther&Constant Grow Their Earth-side Family

by Jong Hwa Bessell

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  • $20,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $13,343.00

    Funds Raised
  • 2

    Days to go
$13,343.00 raised of $20,000.00 Goal
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Bridgeport, CT (US)

Jong Hwa Bessell is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Esther and Constant.

Campaign Story

My sister Esther and her husband Constant are the strongest couple I’ve ever met. Their fertility journey is a harsh one with no guarantees, littered with ongoing obstacles but also glimmers of hope.


Esther and Constant started their path to expanding their family almost six years ago when a checkup found several large fibroids, some of which were significantly invading her uterine wall, and necessary surgery meant that pregnancy may no longer be an option.


Physical healing was painful and the wait to see and learn if her body would be able to support pregnancy was excruciating. Both her doctor and surgeon were amazed at the recovery and gave the thumbs up yet after several months hope had not brought the news of a baby. After consultation with specialists and test results, it became clear that they would need to go through the daunting processes of IUI and IVF treatments.


With IVF cycle #2 Esther and Constant conceived Donnie, short for Donovan, their first baby. The promise of parenthood lit up their world with brightness and long sought after happiness. All of which was unexpectedly yanked from them at almost 14weeks when Esther contracted an infection that put her life at risk and sadly took Donnie’s. The heartbreak of losing Donnie remains an open wound; the mourning an ever present reminder of love for their Angel Babies.


Through many more obstacles Esther and Constant gathered the strength to continue. The 4th IVF treatment brought them news of Kai, their second Angel Baby. Kai with his brother Donnie are celebrated and missed deeply and we all wish they could join us here in the physical world. We are all comforted by the thought that our Mom, Constant’s father, and many generations are able to take care of them along with Mommy and Daddy.


Esther and Constant sold their house to help with the immense expenses of continued treatments (1 cycle costs $15-$20k and only some insurances cover some expenses), Esther lost her job due to Covid and through all of it they remain so hopeful to grow their earth-side family.

Please join me in helping them make this dream a reality as insurance and savings are close to depleted.


Thank you!

A loving sister and auntie, Jong Hwa

  • 06-08-2022

    Gratitude and Next Steps

    “Thank you” does not seem to cover the amount of gratitude we (Esther and Constant, and me too) feel for everyone who has taken the time to support the fundraiser. I’m very much hoping we can bring them to the full amount and cover their next IVF cycle! June 30th is a special day. On that day we will be honoring Kai’s original due date. It is also the last day of this fundraiser; a way of bringing Kai’s love and support to his parent’s journey.

    In preparation for the next IVF cycle Esther and Constant have been going for preparatory testing to make sure all systems are functioning at optimal levels. There have been challenging news and more hurdles to tackle before the next cycle can be scheduled. While I won’t be going into details it is always amazing to understand how many things have go right.

    Esther and Constant are working hard and diligently to be able to start the next cycle of IVF in August/September.

    Thank you for taking the time to read their story. Thank you for sending love, sticky thoughts, hope, and well wishes. And thank you for your incredible generosity! Please help me in continuing to share this fundraiser with your extended network and social media.

    With a grateful heart, Jong Hwa

Name Donation Date
Melvin Haft $200.00 June 25, 2022
Edina Oestreicher $25.00 June 25, 2022
Anonymous $100.00 June 24, 2022
Hanabeta Deshotel $40.00 June 22, 2022
Grace Joergensen $100.00 June 21, 2022
Andre Laudadio $25.00 June 21, 2022
Guus Schenk $50.00 June 20, 2022
Tifony Goodman-Svanberg $120.00 June 15, 2022
Heewon Lim $100.00 June 15, 2022
Bruce+Setsue Clarke $50.00 June 11, 2022
Anonymous $72.00 June 08, 2022
Chiyun Nojiri $100.00 June 07, 2022
OJ Hazard $100.00 June 06, 2022
Katya Nolan $100.00 June 06, 2022
Anonymous $50.00 June 05, 2022
Anonymous $20.00 June 05, 2022
Kathryn Satterfield $50.00 June 05, 2022
Daisuke Sawaki $100.00 June 04, 2022
Anonymous $100.00 June 02, 2022
Miki Nakai $100.00 May 28, 2022
Anonymous $1,000.00 May 20, 2022
Tony and Doris Formby $40.00 May 14, 2022
Highmy Her $500.00 May 13, 2022
Nam Hi Hwang $200.00 May 13, 2022
Chung Hee Bessell $266.00 May 13, 2022
Sam Orman $20.00 May 11, 2022
Lauren Fleet $20.00 May 10, 2022
Esther Schwyter-Koetsier $25.00 May 08, 2022
Colleen Boyd $50.00 May 08, 2022
Danjo Sawamukai $100.00 May 08, 2022
Laurie Loehr $50.00 May 07, 2022
Charles Breland $100.00 May 07, 2022
Ken Sohn $30.00 May 07, 2022
Yeoun-Jee Rengnez $100.00 May 07, 2022
Christine Haugen $20.00 May 07, 2022
Daniela Squizzato $100.00 May 07, 2022
Jennifer Kristy $100.00 May 06, 2022
Tamami Jeon $200.00 May 05, 2022
Cathy Kace $50.00 May 05, 2022
Joerg Joergensen $1,000.00 May 04, 2022
Kunduk Koh $500.00 May 04, 2022
Mira Brady $100.00 May 02, 2022
Kana Leonhardtsberger $50.00 May 02, 2022
Frank LAGROTTERIA $100.00 May 02, 2022
Daniel Bessell $3,500.00 May 02, 2022
Sjoerd &sammi Vanderstok $100.00 April 28, 2022
Michelle Nishiwaki $200.00 April 26, 2022
Kaori Kaori $100.00 April 26, 2022
Anonymous $20.00 April 26, 2022
SH and Ami Bessell $2,000.00 April 25, 2022
Jim & Linda Howell $50.00 April 25, 2022
Liz Hempowicz $100.00 April 25, 2022
William & Donna Selig $100.00 April 25, 2022
Lydia Vogelhuber $100.00 April 24, 2022
Jong Hwa Bessell $500.00 April 24, 2022
Laurie Loehr $250.00 April 24, 2022
Melvin Haft commented with a $200 donation about 2 days ago
Holly and I pray your sweet baby #3 will grow full term and deliver as a robust healthy miracle baby! God Bless You mom & dad. May this so difficult journey bring you both many unexpected blessings as well as the expected blessing of your precious child. With all our love ❤️ Mel & Holly
Edina Oestreicher commented with a $25 donation about 2 days ago
Sending much love, strength and hope.
Anonymous commented with a $100 donation about 3 days ago
We wish you success in fulfilling this precious dream.
Hanabeta Deshotel commented with a $40 donation about 4 days ago
Best of luck and many prayers for you both! You will be incredible parents! Love, Hanabeta
Grace Joergensen commented with a $100 donation about 5 days ago
Had no idea you were going through this. Sending love and support. ❤️
Tifony Goodman-Svanberg commented with a $120 donation about 2 weeks ago
Crossing my fingers for you guys and looking forward meeting your child 🙏
Heewon Lim commented with a $100 donation about 2 weeks ago
Sending both of you all of the love in the world!
Bruce+Setsue Clarke commented with a $50 donation about 2 weeks ago
We're pulling for you!
Anonymous commented with a $20 donation about 3 weeks ago
Good luck 💗
Anonymous commented with a $1000 donation about 1 month ago
Have hope …
Tony and Doris Formby commented with a $40 donation about 1 month ago
Our prayers are with you and all the couples who are in your situation ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Highmy Her commented with a $500 donation about 1 month ago
Esther and Constant, love you guys. Fingers crossed and lots of hugs.
Sam Orman commented with a $20 donation about 2 months ago
Charles Breland commented with a $100 donation about 2 months ago
May God go with you.
Ken Sohn commented with a $30 donation about 2 months ago
Christine Haugen commented with a $20 donation about 2 months ago
Wish you all the best and for a successful outcome soon, this is the year! ❤️
Kana Leonhardtsberger commented with a $50 donation about 2 months ago
I send love to Esther and Constant and hope all the best for them!
Michelle Nishiwaki commented with a $200 donation about 2 months ago
Kaori Kaori commented with a $100 donation about 2 months ago
All my love and support to Esther and Constant!
Lydia Vogelhuber commented with a $100 donation about 2 months ago
I hope that you can fund the money you need and God may bless you with a baby (or two) 🙏🏼😇
Laurie Loehr commented with a $250 donation about 2 months ago
Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts and hopes!