Baby Hopes & Dreams

Our Troubled Journey to Parenthood....
Frankie & I have been married for 15 years.  We immediately started trying to get pregnant after the wedding since we had already been together for 7 years.  I was diagnosed in 2000 with Insulin Resistance and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.  Which has been our biggest hiccup in trying to get pregnant.  We have tried on and off for the past 15 years and we have been continually trying for the past 3 years.  I have tried to do everything that I can to make our dream happen but it just has not been enough.  I lost more than 25% of my body fat  as recommended, tried acupuncture for months, took the fertility medicines Clomid and Femera, and trigger shots for amost 2 years straight.  When those did not work I was recommended to another fertility specialist at Wake Forrest who suggested IUI.  (Inter Uterine Insemination)  Frankie and I did the IUI's with Hormone & trigger shots on four different cycles with one of them being a double for a total of 5 IUI procedures.  All of which have been unsuccessful, and cost us nearly $10,000.00  You have all tracked my progress though my posts on Facebook and know all to well my ups and downs.  Infertility is a lot of strain on a person and a marriage.  It really is an emotional roller coaster.  One day you are excited and full of anticipation and the next you are sad & depressed because once again the test is negative. 
Recently our Specialist suggested and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) and she feels that my odds were 60% to 70% in just one cycle.  For IVF that is actually really good odds.  (I was praying she would at least give me a 50/50 chance)  Now we come to the HUGE hurdle.  The IVF alone is $12,000.00 and then the Meds are another $3,000.00 to $5,000.00.  We have depleted our savings in the quest for happiness and are now asking for your support.  Many of you have asked how you can help, what can you do to show us support?  Well, if you feel it in your heart to help us. Please donate here to help us reach our goals.   We want this more than anything and we need your help.  Please do not think us as rude for asking, but at this point nothing else matters more than the chance of having our own baby.  To feel what it is like to go through the wonderful journey that so many of you have had the chance to experience.  We know that all of our Freinds & Family love us dearly and if you can't help, we understand.  But together maybe you can make our dreams come true, and we would be eternally grateful to you all.
All our Love,
Frank & Danielle Cook

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