66Days to go
Mackenzie Ross is organizing this fundraiser.
I’m going to be really open and honest with you here.
I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 14 PCOS is “a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.” It also means I can go anywhere from months to years without menstruating so I don’t ovulate, I am more prone to diabetes, I can’t seem to lose weight or keep it off, I grow hair in places I would really love not to, and I break out in acne like I’m a teenager again. But the best one of them all, I can’t get pregnant. The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t well understood so there is no “cure”. I didn’t mind it at first because it meant that my menstrual cycle was irregular (and what girl wouldn’t be happier about no period) but it also meant that I would struggle to have kids. I didn’t fully comprehend at that time how much pain that would eventually bring me.
Many of you know that Angel and I have been trying for nearly 5 years now to start our family. We have tried clomid, metformin, and other medications with no success. At this point, IVF is our only hope to start a family and as many know it can get very costly. Family is everything to us and we would love nothing more than to have a child of our own even if it’s just one. And while I know I’m still young and “have time”, my mom andAngels parents are only getting older, i don’t want to keep letting time pass us
If you can help us, we would be forever grateful. Anything you can give would be appreciated and even if all you can do is share to help us spread the word, we would appreciate that as well. All of the funds donated will be used strictly for the IVF procedure and the medication required. Thank you in advance for helping us make this dream come true.