Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation - 2018 Family Story

Josie and Esten

Our journey began a little over four years ago when, just before my 25th birthday, I had emergency open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and dissection. I was so young, and what happened was so severe that my cardiothoracic surgeon suspected a connective tissue disorder. After consultations with geneticists and cardiologists, what my surgeon suspected was confirmed. I …

Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation - 2018 Family Story

Emilie and Mark

Our beautiful five year old son, Finn, our beloved only child, passed away suddenly last March. We were in the middle of our first IVF attempt when it happened. Finn was a bright, happy, loving little boy, and was so excited to be a big brother. Mark and I have struggled with infertility for years, and we are incredibly grateful …

Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation - 2018 Family Story

Jeanette and Brian

Greetings from Indiana! We are Team Claysie (otherwise known as Clay & Casie.) We first met in high school and yes, we even went to prom together. After some “on again, off again” dating we decided to stay “on” permanently when we got married in 2004. Clay was a pastor for over 10 years and now owns a CrossFit gym. …

Casie and Clay

Greetings from Indiana! We are Team Claysie (otherwise known as Clay & Casie.) We first met in high school and yes, we even went to prom together. After some “on again, off again” dating we decided to stay “on” permanently when we got married in 2004. Clay was a pastor for over 10 years and now owns a CrossFit gym. …

Amanda and Michael

After a few years of not getting pregnant on our own, we sought the help of a reproductive endocrinologist. We were still unsuccessful after going through several IUI procedures over a four year span, trying different medications and never missing an appointment. When we found out that the next step was IVF, we thought our dreams were shattered. Ever since …

Jen and Pete

After a few years of not getting pregnant on our own, we sought the help of a reproductive endocrinologist. We were still unsuccessful after going through several IUI procedures over a four year span, trying different medications and never missing an appointment. When we found out that the next step was IVF, we thought our dreams were shattered. Ever since …

Lindsay and Shawn

Lindsay and Shawn were the recipients of a $5,000 Life Grant to help with the costs of their adoption. In June 2018, Lindsay and Shawn matched with a birth mom, and on June 26, 2018, Grayson Jordan Lamere was born!