Help us afford our rainbow baby ❤️

Stony Plain, Alberta (CA)
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Created 4 months ago
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Fertility Treatments

Help us afford our rainbow baby ❤️

by Leanne Gruending

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  • $15,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $5,916.06

    Funds Raised
  • 64

    Days to go
$5,916.06 raised of $15,000.00 Goal
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Stony Plain, Alberta (CA)

Leanne Gruending is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

The universe truly aligned when Ray and I met.

Ray was working away from home in my city for a couple months. I was sitting around my staff room table and the consensus was to swipe no.

I swiped yes. We matched.

After chatting for a few weeks we finally set up a date. We went to a local pub and I spent the next 6 hours breaking all conventional dating rules trying to convince him why he shouldn’t date me (I was in a mood).

One of my very first sentences was that, “if you don’t want kids we’re basically done.”

Luckily- not only did Ray want kids but since his job was leaving town in a week- we decided to move in together after our second date. He left his life in a different city and moved in with me.

We pulled the goalie after a few months and spent the next year trying. That first year was blissful ignorance.

Slowly- we started realizing something was wrong.

5 years later we have accumulated:
– 5 failed IUIs
– 3 failed IVFs
– 1 successful mini IVF which resulted in 1 frozen blastocyte
– 1 failed FET

And then finally- our 2nd FET with our one golden embaby took and we were pregnant ❤️

Bliss.

Then at 6 weeks I was rushed to the ER due to bleeding. I was diagnosed with a miscarriage but it was actually a subchrionic hemorrhage. I was on bedrest for 2 weeks and then at our 7.5 week ultrasound we found out the bleed increased and the baby’s heartbeat was plummeting. We lost our little Phoebe.

We were (and still are) crushed. We’ve spent over $45,000 to get to this point. To have another shot at a family will cost us another $15,000.

A family has been our dream since day one. We would so greatly appreciate the chance.

Name Donation Date
Beth Chesnut Fillingim $35.00 June 06, 2022
Anonymous $1,000.00 April 29, 2022
Jolene Wiens $80.00 April 05, 2022
Anonymous $20.00 April 04, 2022
Kimberly Goran $50.00 April 03, 2022
Anonymous $50.00 March 26, 2022
Heidi Dufour $100.00 March 25, 2022
Jessica Shea $25.00 March 25, 2022
Melody Foster $100.00 March 24, 2022
Siobhan Kelly-Reynolds $30.00 March 23, 2022
Kelli Valleau $75.00 March 19, 2022
Stepha Fode $100.00 March 17, 2022
Alyssa Bridgeman $50.00 March 17, 2022
Benson Shawna $150.00 March 16, 2022
Jenny Al-Adra $250.00 March 16, 2022
Maria Gruending $105.53 March 16, 2022
Kristie Steinke $100.00 March 16, 2022
Tanis Ladell $100.00 March 16, 2022
JoAnne Denis $20.00 March 16, 2022
Ashley Boehm $100.00 March 16, 2022
Zook, Molly $50.00 March 15, 2022
Shelley Scheier-Polvi $50.00 March 15, 2022
Maria Gruending $105.53 March 15, 2022
Nicole Slade $50.00 March 15, 2022
Breanne Coles $50.00 March 15, 2022
Lindsay Puffer $50.00 March 15, 2022
Anonymous $100.00 March 15, 2022
Sara Robertson $50.00 March 15, 2022
Alexandria Whitter $50.00 March 14, 2022
Dana Hutchings $50.00 March 13, 2022
Anonymous $100.00 March 12, 2022
Melissa Bachmeier $20.00 March 12, 2022
Alyssa Zorn $50.00 March 12, 2022
Ian Lawrence $60.00 March 12, 2022
Sluchinski Caroleanne $1,500.00 March 12, 2022
Anonymous $30.00 March 12, 2022
Tammie Sarauer $100.00 March 12, 2022
Danielle Froh $50.00 March 12, 2022
Gail Erhart $100.00 March 11, 2022
Michelle Ramler $50.00 March 11, 2022
Jessica Edwards $50.00 March 11, 2022
Anonymous $25.00 March 11, 2022
Anonymous $250.00 March 11, 2022
Anonymous $15.00 March 11, 2022
Ann Nelson $50.00 March 11, 2022
Yang Pang $100.00 March 11, 2022
Jordan Westgard $20.00 March 11, 2022
Kaeleigh MacDonald $50.00 March 11, 2022
Kristina McAvoy $100.00 March 11, 2022
Sheetal Story $50.00 March 11, 2022
Beth Chesnut Fillingim commented with a $35 donation about 3 weeks ago
Wish I could do more right now. Sending love and positive energy! xx 🥕🏡
Anonymous commented with a $1000 donation about 2 months ago
Wishing you luck ❤️
Siobhan Kelly-Reynolds commented with a $30 donation about 3 months ago
Wishing you all the best, love Siobhan x (journeytothreedom)
Stepha Fode commented with a $100 donation about 3 months ago
I'm so sorry you're going through this. Please let me know if there is another way I can support you. <3 <3
JoAnne Denis commented with a $20 donation about 3 months ago
Positive thoughts ... sending them to the both of you. 5160
Anonymous commented with a $100 donation about 4 months ago
Supporting you both in this journey ❤️
Sara Robertson commented with a $50 donation about 4 months ago
Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!
Dana Hutchings commented with a $50 donation about 4 months ago
Sending much love and happiness.
Kristina McAvoy commented with a $100 donation about 4 months ago
I wish you both all the best.