Colleen and Neil

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 …

Ashley and Kate

“We met in 2009. It really was love at first sight, and we were married shortly thereafter in 2012. We have created a beautiful life together, and are the parents of three furry children. Our home is one filled with love, warmth, silliness and unconditional acceptance. There is only one thing that was missing from our home was the laughter …

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Peggy and Jake

“I have worked as a Labor & Delivery Nurse for 15 years and I had helped countless babies come into this world. We want our chance to bring a child into our family with all the most love we have.” “We both have large, loving and extremely close extended families and friends, who have been praying for us and helping …

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Amber and Scott

“We never imagined that we would have trouble getting pregnant, but it has given us a glimpse into the struggle of many. It’s not a road that we walk alone, but it is filled with ups and downs that can feel lonely, and although we are thrilled for those around us that are having children, we can’t wait until we …

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Christine and Brett

“I have always wanted five children. Five – not four, not six, but five. We learned that without medical intervention, that number would likely be zero.” Christine and Brett tried for years to have a child before learning that they would need IVF to help them make that dream a reality. But like many patients, they were stopped cold by …

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Kristen and Joe

They started trying to have a baby in November 2014. “You set out on this process to have a child and you naively assume that this is supposed to be the easy part.” It has been anything but after years of fertility’s physical and emotional pain, Kristen and Joe knew that IVF was their only option. Kristen and Joe were …

Lisa and David

“My husband and I are both teachers, and we met teaching at the same school. Being teachers, we’ve always loved kids and knew that we wanted our own children. We tried to get pregnant after our first anniversary and it was a long road.” Lisa and David were Life Grant recipients of a donated IVF cycle with Dr. Vishvanath Karande …

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Gloria and Vernon

They found love and marriage and just wanted to add a baby carriage. After 10 years as “awesome auntie and uncle,” Gloria and Vernon Potts, U.S. Navy enlisted and reserve, respectively, were the perfect couple – but they needed more help to have a family than they could afford. An IVF Life Grant at Partner Practice Reproductive Medicine Institute in …

Sujata and Swanan

After Sujata’s younger sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and found to be BRCA positive (the breast cancer gene), Sujata decided to undergo testing to see if she carried the BRCA mutation. Sujata was BRCA positive and while she did not have cancer, she was concerned about passing the gene on to her children. She wanted to undergo IVF with …

Jenna and Jordan

Their grant application said it all: “We want a baby more than anything. It ultimately comes down to whether or not we can afford IVF.” Jenna and Jordan Stine were financially and emotionally tapped as 2 weeks after their wedding Jordan was diagnosed with testicular cancer and had to undergo surgery and chemotherapy. Fortunately, he had cryopreserved his sperm, but …