Kristen and Alex IVF Journey, ROUND TWO!

Spring Hill, FL (US)
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Created 5 months ago
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Fertility Treatments

Kristen and Alex IVF Journey, ROUND TWO!

by Kristen Mason

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  • $15,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $10,700.00

    Funds Raised
  • 22

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$10,700.00 raised of $15,000.00 Goal
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Spring Hill, FL (US)

Kristen Mason is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

My name is Kristen (36) and my husband is Alex (32) and we have been trying to conceive since we got married on March 18th, 2017.

We have had a very difficult five year fight through our infertility journey and have had 8 medicated cycles, 2 failed IUIs, and one cancelled IUI related to my obstructed Fallopian tube. We also suffered through two early loss pregnancies in 2019 and 2021 that nearly crushed us and our families.

Up until recently my husband and I kept our struggles private. I’m not really sure of the exact reason why but probably similar to why many others keep quiet. The emotional rollercoaster that goes along with infertility does not just impact the couple but the family and close friends who are along for the ride. It’s a sadness like no other. It’s a complete loss of control and sense of self. Shame, doubt, guilt, have become all too common.

I am a nurse in palliative/hospice medicine and my husband is a K9 deputy and Air Force Veteran. We have made the decision to move forward with IVF in September of 2022.

I went back and forth many times about doing this. My friend had even offered at one point in my honor. But at this point whatever brings us one step closer to baby snuggles is worth it. This is a very costly journey. Although I am insured on my employers insurance as well as on Alex’s insurance, neither cover any costs or even medications related to infertility totaling between 20-30k. All money raised will go directly to Shady Grove Fertility Clinic in Tampa.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our journey. If you are someone who is also struggling please reach out even if just to chat. Please don’t suffer alone.

Name Donation Date
CHERYL RUMPH $200.00 February 02, 2023
Linda Schutte $1,325.00 September 18, 2022
Alexa Roman $100.00 September 17, 2022
Stacey Piluri $50.00 September 13, 2022
Haylei Kersey $100.00 September 11, 2022
Nettie Hitt $50.00 September 10, 2022
Christina DeMetro $25.00 September 10, 2022
Rodney Muffley $500.00 September 09, 2022
Jefferson Long $100.00 September 09, 2022
Monica Francis $50.00 September 09, 2022
Shashank Mishra $100.00 September 09, 2022
NANCY BOULANGER $100.00 September 09, 2022
Valerie Atherton $250.00 September 07, 2022
Annemarie Edmonson $100.00 September 07, 2022
Crete Fisher $100.00 September 06, 2022
Harley Cross $50.00 September 05, 2022
Bernice Craig $50.00 September 04, 2022
Andrea Benedict $200.00 September 04, 2022
abdon binay $150.00 September 03, 2022
Sara Clinton $100.00 September 02, 2022
Anonymous $500.00 September 02, 2022
Sarah Curran $100.00 September 02, 2022
debra dodd $100.00 September 02, 2022
terri Michor $100.00 September 02, 2022
Beverly Deliz $250.00 September 01, 2022
Natalie Brown $50.00 September 01, 2022
Elizabeth Connor $200.00 September 01, 2022
Herly Caceres $100.00 September 01, 2022
Anonymous $500.00 August 31, 2022
Jennifer LAMAIRE $100.00 August 31, 2022
Anonymous $170.00 August 31, 2022
Sujani Akkineni $500.00 August 31, 2022
Anna Mason $200.00 August 31, 2022
Eric and Julie Lothes $500.00 August 30, 2022
Jay Arsenault $100.00 August 30, 2022
Angelica Najar $2,000.00 August 30, 2022
Rachel Mauk $5.00 August 30, 2022
Mary Skye Werner $100.00 August 29, 2022
Kari Amico $100.00 August 29, 2022
Kathi Callahan $100.00 August 29, 2022
Betsy Callahan $100.00 August 29, 2022
Amy Green $50.00 August 29, 2022
Brianna Caceres $100.00 August 28, 2022
Valerie Atherton $100.00 August 28, 2022
Ashley Pollak $100.00 August 28, 2022
Eve Zagic $100.00 August 28, 2022
Kim Loucks $100.00 August 28, 2022
Mallory Davis $50.00 August 28, 2022
Meghan Van Keuren $25.00 August 28, 2022
Anonymous $500.00 August 27, 2022
Stacey Piluri commented with a $50 donation about 5 months ago
Can't wait to meet your new little one! It's gonna happen! <3
Rodney Muffley commented with a $500 donation about 5 months ago
Wishing you the best of luck.
Monica Francis commented with a $50 donation about 5 months ago
May you be blessed on your journey towards motherhood!
NANCY BOULANGER commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago
Good luck 💕
Valerie Atherton commented with a $250 donation about 5 months ago
Gran xx
Annemarie Edmonson commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago
I hope this little bit helps to easy some of the mental burden, that goes along with the struggle of fertility treatments. Love you and sending all the prayer/good vibes/positive energy your way
abdon binay commented with a $150 donation about 5 months ago
Praying for you and Alex that your dreams would come true..miss you much. A beautiful person like you deserve all the best..take care ..
debra dodd commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago
love you Kristen
Natalie Brown commented with a $50 donation about 5 months ago
Thinking of you <3
Natalie Brown commented with a $0 donation about 5 months ago
Thinking of you <3
Herly Caceres commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago
Let Alejandro hang out with the boys after the baby arrives.
Sujani Akkineni commented with a $500 donation about 5 months ago
All the best Kristen & Alex
Jay Arsenault commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago
Best wishes Jay and don
Brianna Caceres commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago
Love y’all!!
Valerie Atherton commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago
iPod all your dreams come true, love you Gran xx
Kim Loucks commented with a $100 donation about 5 months ago
Wishing you the best and keeping you in my prayers!
Meghan Van Keuren commented with a $25 donation about 5 months ago
Sending you lots of love-It’s such a hard journey. Reach out if you need any support ❤️
Anonymous commented with a $500 donation about 5 months ago
All our love😍