IVF Journey to Avoid Passing Along Genetic Cancer

Oroville, WA (US)
Created 3 weeks ago
Fertility Treatments

IVF Journey to Avoid Passing Along Genetic Cancer

by Sawyer Werner

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Oroville, WA (US)

Sawyer Werner is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

Hi my name is Sawyer,

First off, thank you for taking your time to read this. My wife and I are starting down the road of becoming parents. She just graduated from nursing school, and I am a farmer. Unfortunately, this journey for us is not going to be an easy one. In 2015 I was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called VHL. This genetic cancer is caused by a missing enzyme that inhibits tumor growth and causes tumors to grow in my brain, kidneys, spinal column, adrenal gland, retinas, inner eye, and pancreas. My case is what is known as a founder line random mutation, which makes it even rarer as most people who have VHL comes from one of their parents. VHL has a 50% chance of being inherited by offspring. This reason is why my wife Amy and I are pursuing IVF. With IVF we can help avoid passing this cancer on to our children.

The funds received will be used to fund IVF along with the genetic testing of the embryos to avoid inheriting cancer and other possible medical issues. They will also help to cover any storage expenses for freezing embryos and hopefully child birth expenses.
Thank you for your time and donation.

Sawyer Werner