Help Us Afford Fertility Treatment

Elmira, NY (US)
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Created 1 year ago
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Fertility Treatments

Help Us Afford Fertility Treatment

by Ashley Howard

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  • $8,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $1,300.00

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$1,300.00 raised of $8,000.00 Goal
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Elmira, NY (US)

Ashley Howard is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

They say it takes a village to raise a baby, but sometimes it takes a village to make one too.

My husband Jacob and I have been on our family building journey since March 1, 2019. Our journey so far has been very challenging as we’re dealing with both male, and female factor infertility. YTD we have done 4 medicated cycles, 3 IUI’s and 1 cycle of IVF.

I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2019, and Jacob was diagnosed with varicocele in 2020. PCOS has caused me to have chronic anovulation, the inability of my ovary to release an egg during my menstrual cycle. Varicocele has caused Jacob to have low sperm production and decreased sperm quality. In 2020 Jacob was able to have surgery to repair his varicocele, and even though this has helped to improve his production and quality, IVF is our best chance for starting a family.

Jacob and I have always been very open about our infertility. In 2020 we went through our first cycle of IVF and we were happy to share this journey with our friends and family. Although it was really hard to cope with the disappointment of our first cycle, we’re ready to start our second cycle.

We feel more positive that we’ll have a successful outcome during this cycle. Jacob has seen improvements since his surgery, and we’ve both made lifestyle changes in preparation of this cycle.

We do not have any insurance coverage for IVF this cycle, so we will be paying all costs out of pocket. We are estimating the cost to be around $15,000 – $20,000. This cost consists of $6,500 that will be paid up front to the clinic for our egg retrieval, and 1 embryo transfer as well as an estimate of $8,500+ for medication.

Jacob and I have a village of people who have helped us tremendously on this journey, wether it be financially or supportively. We’re hoping to grow this village as we know we’re going to need all of the support in the world to get through this next chapter of our journey! ❤️

Name Donation Date
Anonymous $15.00 March 25, 2023
Jeremy Howard $100.00 March 25, 2023
Brittni Rockwell $25.00 March 25, 2023
Michele Peterson $20.00 March 10, 2023
Tucker Kreamer $20.00 March 10, 2023
Maggie Harding $75.00 March 10, 2023
Emily Earley $20.00 March 01, 2023
Melissa Redente $50.00 February 24, 2023
Sharmine Socha $50.00 February 24, 2023
Debra Butters $50.00 February 24, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 February 24, 2023
Roberta Buelow $50.00 February 18, 2023
Adam Weitsman $100.00 February 17, 2023
Anonymous $50.00 February 16, 2023
Keirstyn Spencer $25.00 February 16, 2023
Jason Bresette $100.00 February 16, 2023
Lisa Santamaria $25.00 February 16, 2023
Lynn Pirozzolo $25.00 February 12, 2023
Kristi and Tanner $250.00 February 12, 2023
Anonymous $100.00 February 12, 2023
Nakita McAtee $40.00 February 12, 2023
Alexandra Snyder $50.00 February 12, 2023
Darrel Howard $10.00 February 12, 2023
Tucker Kreamer commented with a $20 donation about 12 months ago
Jacob and Ashley are incredibly deserving of a family, especially a child of their own.
Roberta Buelow commented with a $50 donation about 1 year ago
All of our fingers and toes are crossed for you guys!
Lisa Santamaria commented with a $25 donation about 1 year ago
many prayers coming your way that it works this time❤️❤️
Anonymous commented with a $100 donation about 1 year ago
Keep faith in God; and may God be with you and Jacob during round 2. Praying for your little miracle to soon be in your arms! Love you both so much!