Zilke’s Miracle baby!

Milan, MI (US)
Created 8 months ago
Fertility Treatments

Zilke’s Miracle baby!

by Courtney Rouse

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  • $25,000.00

    Fundraiser Goal
  • $19,735.00

    Funds Raised
  • 7

    Days to go
$19,735.00 raised of $25,000.00 Goal
Minimum amount is $ Maximum amount is $ Put a valid number
Milan, MI (US)

Courtney Rouse is organizing this fundraiser.

Campaign Story

Update!!  5/1/22

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.




Name Donation Date
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
Anonymous commented with a $5000 donation about 2 months ago
I look forward to your “good” news! May all your dreams come true.
Cheryl Cunningham commented with a $100 donation about 2 months ago
Best wishes to you and your husband, Courtney. ❤️
Anonymous commented with a $1000 donation about 3 months ago
Praying for you both!
Anonymous commented with a $1000 donation about 4 months ago
Praying for you guys!!
Ellen Bell commented with a $25 donation about 4 months ago
I wish you the best.
Karen Bolz commented with a $50 donation about 4 months ago
Little Benny-Boy would be wonderful Prayers for you!
Teresa Barbosa commented with a $5 donation about 7 months ago
Blessings and babydust for your journey ❤️