About a year ago I found out that having kids would be difficult for me due to testing revealing a disease that isn't curable and makes having kids even more difficult with the more time that passes. For anyone that knows me, I am transparent about my desire to have kids and it has been a driving force in my life since I was a little girl myself. I am a woman that has always believed that God made that deep desire for me to have kids when I was formed! Through this journey I have made a point of having a circle of others around me to help pray and give me sight to see where God is leading me next. It was through this circle, a lot of prayer and seeking, that there was a unanimous feeling God wanted me to see where this journey with my doctor would lead and try to have a baby. Even if it was on my own, they all believed there was something and someone (a baby) that God would bring out of this. It was also heavily about timing and knowing when I could do this and how much I could do. I have had 2 losses and multiple failed procedures to make a nice cozy environment to grow a baby in which has led my doctor to state IVF may be my only real option of having kids. Unfortunately, IVF is a costly avenue and after spending around $18,000 in the last year to prepare my body and try to carry a baby, I am in need of help coving costs as much as I can. At this point I have secured funding to cover lab costs for my IVF cycle but not for any of my medications, early pregnancy monitoring, or potential extended lab monitoring I may need. Any funds would first go to the meds necessary for treatment with any extra money going toward paying back lab costs and extended treatment. I am hopeful that there are a few people out there that understand where I'm at and are able to help (even if it's just an encouraging note!) in the journey to make project baby a reality. This journey, it's an important one, and not something that has been entered into without much prayer, analysis and planning. It is my hope and prayer that every one of you reading this finds something you are able to give back this year, not just in monetary value but in prayer, good wishes, advice and support. I know I can always use more people to provide in ANY area of my life, and anything to help me along in this journey is welcome! So please, even if you decide you cannot donate in the traditional sense, please reach out anyway!