Hoping for the gift of Life

Los Banos, CA (US)
Created 2 months ago
Fertility Treatments

Hoping for the gift of Life

by Lisa Marciochi

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Los Banos, CA (US)

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Campaign Story

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Helping others has been my life’s purpose, especially those who suffer from mental illness. As a mental health clinician, I work with high risk children, adolescents and adults to overcome trauma, exploitation, abuse, and self-harming behaviors. I have committed myself to helping those in need professionally and personally. A few years ago, I had to abruptly move to my hometown to help my mother as she was diagnosed with cancer. I put everything on hold to aide in her recovery as my father had passed away suddenly. Simultaneously, my brother was battling with severe depression and suicidal ideation which led to countless hours of finding him the proper treatment. Thankfully, my mother is now in remission and my brother’s mental health has improved significantly. I was able to resume my work in the mental health field and immersed myself in helping those recover and lead fulfilling lives. However, as the years passed, I realized I had not fulfilled one of my dreams…the dream of becoming a mother. Two years ago, after being single for many years, I met the love of my life. Since then, we have tried endlessly to conceive naturally, but have not been successful. We decided to pursue treatment for infertility. We were hopeful… until I received the news that I was diagnosed with endometriosis, which significantly reduces the chances of conception…we were crushed, and the hope for successful outcomes that I always had for others…I had lost in myself. After many doctor’s visits, we were told the only chance we have in becoming parents is through IVF. After many sleepless nights, wondering how we would ever be able to make our dream come true, I found this wonderful website. We continue to hold on to hope…which has been the focus of this journey as well as this message we write to you. Remember…never lose hope.