Raising Money For IVF & Art For Good Cause

Utica, MI (US)
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Created 1 year ago
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Fertility Treatments

Raising Money For IVF & Art For Good Cause

by Melissa Sartain

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  • $10,000.00

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Utica, MI (US)

Melissa Sartain is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

My name is Melissa. My wife, Amanda, and I have been together for almost 20 years now and have been through more than we could have ever imagined. We struggled through homophobic employers, life changing illnesses, opening a lesbian owned and operated business in a male-dominated industry, and crimpling brushes with death. After over a decade of dating, we were finally able to legally marry and we did so in 2016, not without mountains to climb. As wedding plans began, I became deathly ill n struggled to make it to our wedding date. Luckily Amanda was on top of all the crazy wedding to-do’s WHILE keeping me alive, and we were able to marry as planned!! After that we began focusing on our dream of parenthood. We started our fertility journey in 2017 and have been saving and trying ever since. We have tried numerous IUIs and IVF treatment with minimal hope until we got a positive pregnancy test after our IVF cycle. Unfortunately, our dreams we crushed when we miscarried forcing us to start the whole IVF process all over again. As the days, months, and years pass, we feel the pressure to start our family multiply, and with the cost 100% on us we struggle to continue to acquire the funds quick enough. We are reaching out to more unconventional forms of income and are trying this fundraiser. We have also begun a private fundraiser called Art4A.R.T. in which we are selling art created by us to earn more money to go towards our fertility costs, and if successful we hope to continue Art4A.R.T. as a legitimate charity to help other families struggling to grow!! Please take a minute to check it out here at https://www.facebook.com/Art-4-ART-186472672873721/. We appreciate you spending your time to hear about our journey and thank you for your support and help in us achieving our dreams!!