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This fundraiser ended on 10/15/12

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Newborn Miracle funds will go towards the cost of labs, medicines, and procedures for IVF, our last hopes of starting a family of our own.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby...

If only reality was as easy as childhood rhymes. Rob and I started trying for a family 3 months into our marriage in 2008. Month after month came and went and still no bun in the proverbial oven. After a year, I realized that at a young and healthy 25 years old something wasn't right. I suggested to my doctor that I thought I might have endometriosis. My sister had it and I had all the same symptoms. She said no, without doing any diagnostic testing and sent me on my way. After another year and still no pregnancy, I found a new doctor. She immediately scheduled the necessary laparoscopic surgery because she said with my symptoms it was a high possibility that I suffered from endometriosis. The surgery showed that yes, I had it and had a severe case. We've been trying now for a little over 4 years to start our family we've been dreaming about. Two surgeries, 1 failed intrauterine insemination, 2 rounds of fertility drugs, and 9 months of a medically induced menopause brings us to where we are now. A reproductive specialist says because of how endometriosis works and how severe my case is, the only hope of having a family of our own is through in vitro fertilization. The cost of the labs, medicines, and procedures is more than we can afford on our own and saving that amount in a reasonable time is next to impossible, especially since the disease keeps growing causing more pain and health issues. We appreciate so much the time you have taken to read this and hope that you feel led to help, even if it's just keeping us in your prayers. Thank you!

Rob and Samantha
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