Thursday, December 1, 2011

IVF


I'd like to clarify some things about our pursuits to have a baby and I thought a blog would be the best way to do it. 

At this point in time, I am not pregnant but we are trying to be. The only way we can achieve this is through in vitro fertilization. We are going to apply for a grant that will cover most of the process. Unfortunately, it doesn't cover all of it. We have to do something called preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD for short. This test will take a cell from the embryos and determine whether they will have CF or not. This test is something we have to pay for out of pocket and up front. 

Because of this we want to do a fundraiser so we can get the process started sooner rather than later. A couple of friends have given me ideas but I don't know exactly how to get this started. They gave me the idea of doing a bake sale type deal and another friend gave me the idea to make different kinds of popcorn, which is in the works. 

I posted a status earlier to see what people would be willing to donate or help with and I got a lot of baked goods and crafts. So I was thinking of doing a combined craft/bake sale. I really appreciate everyone's willingness to help us because we really want to make this happen. We are also thinking about doing a cash "gift" registry so if people just want to donate money.

I really hope to get some of this stuff going in the next couple of weeks before Christmas comes so please stay tuned. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask either of us. We are pretty open about this matter. =)

3 comments:

cindy baldwin said...

Hey Christine, if it would help I would love to donate something! Crafts, baked goods, whatever you need most. Let me know!

Sodaburger said...

Have you looked into MicroGiving at all? (it's an online fundraising website)

One More Pretty Girl said...

I would love to help too! Just let me know what you've decided to do and where and I can bring some stuff. I'm not super crafty, but I can bake!

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