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Mirya Leal is organizing this fundraiser.
Hi! We are Mel and Mirya! Two goofballs with a lot of love to give. Who would love to have an “ours” baby.
A little history about us. I lived in California, Mel lived in Texas. We just happened to meet while I was in Texas on vacation in 2018. We knew right away that we were going to be together. I went back to CA, sold all my things, quit my job and moved to San Antonio. We were married Jan 2019. We started talking about having children sometime between meeting and getting married.
Mel already had two boys, who I adore! From the moment I met them, I fell in love with all three of these boys.
Me on the other hand, I was told at age twenty that I had Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
During my ten year marriage with my first husband, I tried many treatments, only to be discouraged and ended stopping.
Mel and I have been trying and trying. Last year I decided it was time to seek medical advise. Mel was tested, his numbers came back normal. For me, I was put on medications to assist. Then they found a lemon sized cyst in my ovary; this had to be removed, so surgery was scheduled. This lead to many more changes, only to be told that IVF is going to be my only option to have children.
Looking into IVF, we quickly realized that it may be out of reach. The cost was going to be $20k, which needed to be paid upfront. Mel and I started figuring out what we could cut to save some money, we applied for loans, but ended up being turned down for every single one. I did some searching and found another place that has a shared cost program. This is where we pay a set amount for up to “x” amount of of transfers, if there is no live birth after “x” transfers, we will get 75% of our money back. This amount is going to be $25k, not including any medications that will be needed.
If we are lucky enough to raise any funds, it will be used for my IVF treatment and medications. If for some reason there is no live birth after “x” amount of transfers, I plan on using the returned money towards someone else’s treatments.
Without fundraising, I don’t know how we would be able to pay the expenses of IVF treatments.
If you have made it this far, thank you! Thank you for taking your time to hear a little about our desire to have a baby.
Have a wonderful day!