Kayla & Ben’s Baby Journey

Greensboro, NC (US)
Created 2 weeks ago
Fertility Treatments

Kayla & Ben’s Baby Journey

by Kayla Cain

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Greensboro, NC (US)

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Campaign Story

Allow me to share my dear friend’s story. Her name is Kayla, and her husband is Ben. They are reaching out not just to their inner circle but to the world. They are in their early 30’s and just recently found out that they are unable to naturally conceive. The past two years while trying to conceive, they focused on being as healthy as they could and yet they struggled to understand why it wouldn’t happen. They sought medical professional advice to better understand why they couldn’t conceive. Along the journey their questions were answered, and they learned about both the male and female factors making it impossible for them to conceive on their own. They were told in October 2022 that they had no other option than to use ART: Assisted reproductive technology to get pregnant. They found a highly sought-after infertility doctor to begin ICSI: Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (a single sperm is injected directly into the cytoplasm, the egg).
This has been an eye-opener and a roller coaster of grief for them both. Adding a child to their family is priceless, and yet IVF/ICSI is extremely pricey– close to $50,000 not including medications that range from $4,000 to $6,000. Their insurance may cap out midway through the process, and the out-of-pocket expenses are expected to be paid upfront to their doctors. Medications for the actual harvest and implanting of the eggs are required right now. Kayla and Ben are grateful to have their medical insurance, however, the IVF/ICSI process can be financially draining. They start this journey soon and hope to have help before reaching their lifetime insurance maximum. Blessing them would reduce the financial and emotional stress on them as a couple.
They are asking for your prayers, and any blessings. Requesting for help is a humbling experience. They never dreamed they would ever need help, so I am humbly asking on their behalf. They are a giving couple, dedicated to their community and church and very involved in serving others. They love big and have big hearts to share with a child in this life of theirs.
Families endure so much taking this journey, not just financially but also emotionally. They are trying to stay strong through their church support system and their faith, but they know realistically it could take its toll. Please help them have a fighting chance to be blessed on this journey; the journey of adding a baby to their family. Their faith is unwavering.
When I talked with Kayla about this process and how this is stretching her and Ben as a couple, she responded saying, “We covet your prayers for our journey as we take some big, scary steps of faith forward and embark on this journey of IVF/ICSI. We are clinging to God’s promise that He will fight our battles, reminding our hearts we do not have to anguish, be anxious, or be discouraged when we go through trials like this. When it seems like a situation such as this is hopeless or overwhelming, we have been tempted to doubt God and his goodness and plans for us. But we are remembering this verse in Exodus 14:14 where Moses tells the children of Israel, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” At that moment, they were standing at the edge of the Red Sea, hemmed in by the sea before them and the Egyptian army behind them. They were incapable of escaping the situation on their own—they needed only to wait for God to move on their behalf (Psalm 27:14).
So, we are not giving into our fears about what might not happen at the end of this ICSI journey, but instead we are clinging to the truth that God fights our battles, and we need only to be still!”

Please keep this precious couple in your prayers, and give them the support needed to move them from “parents in the making” to real parents.

Love and blessings to all,
Michelle F.