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Michelle and Erik Brean

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Michelle and Erik Brean

Michelle is an English as a Second Language teacher at a high poverty, urban middle school and Erik is trained as a welder.

“We have loved each other nearly half our lives and have many more years together. As with any solid relationship, we are a work in progress. In 2015, we quietly began the journey to add a child to our family."

Michelle and Erik received a Life Grant from the Life Foundation Partner Practice Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago in Gurnee, IL. They began their IVF cycle in the fall of 2017, “but the outcome was not what we were hoping for. Fortunately, we have remaining frozen embryos and we look forward to transferring our embryos in a future cycle."

"Thank you for everything you and the Life Foundation do! We wouldn’t be able to pursue this journey with hope in our hearts if it weren’t for your support and the generosity of individuals and clinicians.”

We have remaining frozen embryos and we look forward to using these in a future transfer cycle.

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