Hello, my name is Amanda-Grayce Beitz and my husband of almost 7 years is Spencer Beitz-an Army National Guard recruiter here in TN. He has served Active Duty Army infantry and been over sea's and plans to stay in the military for his entire career.
We have been trying to start a family for 3.5 years now, we have been diagnosed with "unexplained infertility" meaning there is nothing "wrong" with neither I nor my husband that would prevent a pregnancy.
We have tried years of treatments, different fertility medications, shots, pills, tests, procedures, ect. After a year of treatment we decided to try IUI (inter-uterine insemination) and although my body reacted perfectly to all the medications that month, it also failed.
There is nothing left for us to try but IVF ( in-vetro fertilization ) which is a very expensive treatment. Because of my age, medical history, ect I have been given an estimated 70% success rate for becoming pregnant using IVF, which is so hopeful!
Because my husband is military, we use Tricare insurance, which offers pretty great coverage until it comes to infertility. Tri-care won't cover any of our fertility treatment, so we have already paid so many thousands of dollars for out of pocket treatment over the past 3.5 years, with nothing to show for it.
We are now left with an empty savings, and a treatment plan offering a 70% success rate for a steep price of around $16,000. Payment plans are not offered, instead an upfront payment is needed to continue. We have been cleared to begin treatment next cycle, now we are left trying to find a way to come up with that type of money, or any portion of it that would allow us to have this procedure to make our dreams come true.
We have started up a facebook page, which tells a bit about our story, and allows for people to make donations, We are just trying to get our story out there and hopefully find a miracle. My husband has laid down his life for his country and would do it again in a heartbeat if asked, yet we are left with no help when it comes to having a child-which is all we have ever wanted.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story, and if you are willing/able to donate every dollar will help us so much in making our dreams come true!!