Zilke’s Miracle baby!
Zilke’s Miracle baby!
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Courtney Rouse is organizing this fundraiser.
Great news! The anonymous donor has generously extended thier promise to match donations until July 6th!! They are willing to match up to $10,000 and they have hopes that we will receive enough donations to make a match that will put us at $20,000! Please help us reach our $10k goal by July 6th. We are so close! Thank you!
An anonymous donor has very generously offered to match any donations from now until May 5, 2022 up to $10,000. Please consider donating to helps us move closer to being able to receive fertility treatments! This would mean the world to us and we’er so grateful for any support!!
Hi, my name is Courtney. Premature Ovarian Failure is a medical condition where a woman’s ovaries stop functioning, much like menopause in women over the age of forty. I was diagnosed with this condition at the age of twelve. I was placed on medications for this condition that required regular checkups every six months to ensure my body remained functioning properly. I was advised that without certain medication, my bones would grow brittle, like that of an eighty year old woman, by the time I was twenty years old. This reality was, and continues to be, very difficult for me to accept. I have decided to step up and speak more openly about my condition, and to raise awareness about it, in an effort to move forward with my life.
A very important part of moving forward with my life involves making my dream of having a family into a reality. I have always wanted a family of my own, and specifically to be a mother. Being pregnant with a child of my very own, along with all that comes with motherhood, is something that I have wanted to experience more than anything else.
As time went on, I took it upon myself to look into ways of making my dream come true by doing research and consulting with more medical professionals. I then discovered my ray of hope: pregnancy was a slim possibility for me.
With the guidance of a variety of medical professionals, I have been trying unsuccessfully for two years to achieve pregnancy. My doctors have now concluded that my only hope for pregnancy is via donor eggs. We were blessed to find a donor, and our excitement was immeasurable! We had finally come to a point where our dreams of a family were within our grasp! Then as quickly as the sun had come out on my situation, dark clouds moved in once more. The clinic explained that in order to go through with the necessary procedure, we would be required to pay up front, with no option of a payment plan beyond paying the entire amount within seven days of the procedure. Since there was no way we could have set aside the necessary funds, we now find ourselves trying any means possible to raise the money and make a miracle happen.
I’m grateful to anyone who took the time to read my story. Thank you.
|Tresa Ellis||$100.00||May 11, 2022|
|Anonymous||$10,000.00||May 08, 2022|
|Anonymous||$5,000.00||May 07, 2022|
|Anonymous||$100.00||May 05, 2022|
|Kim Hull||$50.00||May 03, 2022|
|Anonymous||$105.00||May 01, 2022|
|Sandra Canales||$40.00||April 30, 2022|
|Cheryl Cunningham||$100.00||April 15, 2022|
|Kathryn Martin||$100.00||April 15, 2022|
|Erin Cooper||$25.00||April 02, 2022|
|Lisa Hastings||$50.00||April 02, 2022|
|Anonymous||$300.00||April 01, 2022|
|Marilyn Kettenstock||$190.00||March 30, 2022|
|Samantha Newcomb||$50.00||March 30, 2022|
|Sue Zilke||$100.00||March 28, 2022|
|John & Chris Acker||$250.00||March 26, 2022|
|Terry Zilke||$30.00||March 22, 2022|
|Anonymous||$1,000.00||March 19, 2022|
|Karen Gardner||$200.00||March 16, 2022|
|Sue Zilke||$100.00||March 07, 2022|
|Anonymous||$1,000.00||March 01, 2022|
|Chelsea Smallwood||$50.00||February 28, 2022|
|Tamara Balk||$30.00||February 20, 2022|
|Ellen Bell||$25.00||February 19, 2022|
|Cheryl Walker||$20.00||February 18, 2022|
|Karen Bolz||$50.00||February 17, 2022|
|Hailey Wolf||$50.00||February 11, 2022|
|Janie Sprietzer||$100.00||February 11, 2022|
|Elizabeth Pittman||$10.00||January 13, 2022|
|Anonymous||$5.00||November 29, 2021|
|Teresa Barbosa||$5.00||November 26, 2021|
|Ryan Evasic||$100.00||November 23, 2021|
|Jennifer Scott||$250.00||November 23, 2021|
|Jason Wagenknecht||$50.00||November 23, 2021|
|Julie A. ALLISON||$100.00||November 19, 2021|