Help Thomas and Lindsey start their dream family

Lawrence, KS (US)
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Created 4 months ago
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Fertility Treatments

Help Thomas and Lindsey start their dream family

by Lindsey Bowman

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  • $5,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $2,020.00

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$2,020.00 raised of $5,000.00 Goal
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Lawrence, KS (US)

Lindsey Bowman is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

My name is Lindsey, and my husband Thomas and I have been trying to get pregnant for several years to no avail. As a teacher of young children, I’ve spent most of my adult life caring for other people’s children, teaching parents how to prepare environments for their young children, and studying child development. When we were ready to start a family of our own, we were so excited and felt mentally and financially prepared. However, each month we failed to get pregnant felt so devastating and confusing.

After a myriad of tests, we discovered that our best shot at having a baby is through IVF, a procedure that can cost between $10,000 and $20,000 per cycle. Although we have been saving up money to prepare for a baby, we never imagined we’d have to spend so much of our savings just to get pregnant.

In January 2022, we attempted our first IVF cycle. Although I was hopeful we would be successful and have several healthy embryos, our fresh cycle failed and we only had one low grade embryo make it to day 5 to be frozen. We are taking a short break before trying a frozen embryo cycle, but it is quite possible we will end up having to spend thousands of dollars more on another full round of IVF.

Our infertility journey has been overwhelming physically, emotionally and financially. We’re doing our best to keep our spirits up and take it one day a time, as this whole situation has been one of the most challenging experiences we have ever been through.

Please consider making any donation, however small, to help us achieve the family of our dreams. We appreciate any support as we navigate this difficult and uncertain time.

Name Donation Date
Kali Haug $20.00 April 20, 2022
Savannah Hlavacek $55.00 March 05, 2022
Anonymous $50.00 March 03, 2022
J&K Wasinger $100.00 March 02, 2022
Strevey Strevey $250.00 March 02, 2022
Rebecca Clark $50.00 March 01, 2022
Casey Irwin $100.00 February 26, 2022
Catherine Patterson $50.00 February 22, 2022
Dawne Leiker $100.00 February 20, 2022
Marcus Heideman $100.00 February 20, 2022
Janet Carman $100.00 February 20, 2022
Kylie Rethman $25.00 February 19, 2022
Sarah Link Ferguson $50.00 February 19, 2022
Lauren Baldwin $200.00 February 19, 2022
Whitney Gerstner $20.00 February 19, 2022
Mountain Barber $500.00 February 19, 2022
Madeleine Sheinfeld $50.00 February 19, 2022
Andrew Caldwell $50.00 February 18, 2022
Jessica Vantine $150.00 February 18, 2022
Kali Haug commented with a $20 donation about 2 months ago
Sending all of the love and all of the goodness to you both. <3
Strevey Strevey commented with a $250 donation about 4 months ago
Love you two !πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»
Casey Irwin commented with a $100 donation about 4 months ago
Lindsey and Thomas- You will make wonderful parents somehow, someway, someday. I’m here to support you in any way! With Love- Casey
Kylie Rethman commented with a $25 donation about 4 months ago
Sending light and love!
Lauren Baldwin commented with a $200 donation about 4 months ago
Wishing you guys all the best!
Whitney Gerstner commented with a $20 donation about 4 months ago
Sending you love πŸ’ž you are so strong! πŸ’œ
Madeleine Sheinfeld commented with a $50 donation about 4 months ago
Best of luck to you both in this big step! Miss you guys! Lots of love! -Maddie
Jessica Vantine commented with a $150 donation about 4 months ago
Sending all the love and positive vibes from John and I, you guys will be amazing parents!❀️