Help Lara & Kelly Build Their Family

Vancouver, bc (CA)
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Created 2 weeks ago
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Fertility Treatments

Help Lara & Kelly Build Their Family

by Taylor Shewfelt

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  • $30,000.00

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Vancouver, bc (CA)

Taylor Shewfelt is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Lara Santulan.

Campaign Story

Hello everyone! My name is Taylor, and I’m reaching out on behalf of my good friends, Kelly and Lara. They are an incredible couple, and I’m honored to share their inspiring journey with you.

Their Story:
In 2020, Kelly and Lara embarked on a beautiful and challenging adventure – the journey to parenthood. Their path has been filled with both hope and hurdles, yet they’ve remained resilient and unwavering in their commitment to building a family.

Kelly and Lara’s journey has been one of courage and perseverance. Navigating through fertility treatments amidst a global pandemic has been fraught with unexpected challenges at every turn. Despite facing long waits for consultations and fertility counseling, and enduring the grueling race to secure a crucial HSG X-ray during an international shortage of Omnipaque, Kelly and Lara remained resolute. The X-ray findings led to Lara’s need for surgery, introducing further stress and delays. After 5 failed IUI cycles and 1 round of IVF, they have faced each disappointment with determination and grace.

Their journey became significantly more challenging due to unforeseen family health crises last year, including Lara’s mother’s battle with cancer and the illnesses of their cherished senior dogs, Kaya and Bantay. Balancing the financial strain of managing Kaya’s heart failure alongside caring for Bantay during his final months, Kelly and Lara made the difficult decision to temporarily pause their own aspirations. Instead, they dedicated themselves to providing care and support to their loved ones during this trying time.

Kelly and Lara are not only resilient in the face of adversity, but also beacons of positivity and kindness. They are known for their generosity and unwavering support. Whether through comforting words, helping hands, or simple acts of encouragement, they consistently demonstrate empathy and compassion. Despite the emotional and financial toll of the past few years, they continue to exude love, compassion, and generosity to those around them.

Why We’re Reaching Out:
Kelly and Lara have no coverage for fertility treatments, spending $45,000 so far, they have exhausted their savings and have taken on a significant amount of debt. They have at least one more round of IVF and expect to spend between $25,000 -$50,000.

Projected upcoming costs:

  •  1-2 IVF cycle (PGT) plus Medication: $20,000.00 each

  •  1-2 Embryo Transfer + Meds: $4,000.00 each

  • Donor Fees – $3,500

  • Lab Storage Fees – $700

  • Fertility Acupuncture Sessions- $500.00+

No one should face the financial burden of starting a family alone. This is why we’re reaching out to the community, friends, and family to request your support. Every contribution, regardless of size, will make a meaningful impact on Kelly and Lara’s journey to parenthood.

How You Can Help:

  • Donate: Your financial support will directly cover the costs of fertility treatments, medications, and medical expenses.

  • Share: If you’re unable to contribute financially, sharing this campaign on your social media platforms or with friends and family can make a significant difference.

  • Educate: Advocate for equality in family-building. Learn about the unique challenges and barriers LGBTQ individuals and couples face every day. Your understanding and support contribute to a more inclusive community.

 

Thank you for reading and considering supporting Kelly and Lara. Together, let’s rally behind them as they continue their journey towards parenthood. Your kindness and generosity will help turn their dreams into reality. We appreciate your support!