Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eggstravaganza

Throughout our Fertility journey, I have met many wonderful people, from the amazing doctors and nurses at Fertility Centers of Illinois to other hopeful couples also dealing with Infertility. Since I know firsthand what an emotionally and physically draining experience this can be, I have always enjoyed being able to connect with others. It is my hope that in sharing my story, others can find strength and hope when they are in the trenches of fertility treatments.

Greg and I learned very quickly how financially draining this process can be especially when you enter the world of Third Party Reproduction(Surrogacy, Egg/Sperm Donation). We were and are still so grateful to everyone who showed us emotional and financial support. We were truly overwhelmed by all of the support that we received from friends, family, colleagues, medical professionals and even strangers. It makes us happy to be able to pay it forward by offering support to others and giving back to causes which raise money for couples dealing with Infertility.

I met my friend, Michelle, a year and a half ago when we were taking a Yoga for Fertility class taught by a mutual friend. We hit it off right away and have been friends ever since. She and her husband have been trying to conceive a child for over 3 years. They have been to multiple doctors and have tried anything and everything to increase their chances of pregnancy. They are about to start their final IVF cycle in which they are pulling out all of the stops. They will be using their own eggs and sperm in addition to donor eggs and sperm and testing all of the embryos before transferring to Michelle.

me, Michelle and Dr. Beltsos before her last retrieval. I brought her wine and flowers.
Dr. Eve Feinberg, of Fertility Centers of Illinois, raised money for our cause last year by running the North  Shore Half Marathon in our name. In October, she will be running another Half Marathon to raise money for my friend, Michelle and her husband, John. We are thrilled to be able to support Michelle and John and will be at the race in October to cheer Eve on as she runs in their honor. We hope that you will also consider offering your support. Please use this link to learn more about this wonderful cause and help Michelle and John make their dream of parenthood come true. No donation is too small.

1 comment:

  1. Wow what an amazing doctor.
    So great to have friends on this difficult journey.

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