Gosda Baby Dream

For: Tom & Joelle Gosda
Organizer: Joelle
$2,085
of $3,100 goal.
Raised by 20 donors
67% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Tom and I have been longing for a baby for over 6 years and after long seasons of grief and questions without answers we have a plan and are moving forward with fertility treatments.

We are so grateful to have friends and family that already love our future children! You help us keep hope alive. Thank you to our Baby Dream Team for your prayers and encouragement. And thank you to those who have supported us financially- you are all amazing.

Recently our Urologist confirmed male factor infertility and he said we are good candidates for a procedure called Intrauterine Insemination or IUI.

If you are a curious george like me, here's a full description of the procedure: http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/iui.html

I keep telling people; "We've got all the right parts, it's just getting them to the right place at the right time."

I had a free service through Tom's work do some research in our area for medical assistance, and they couldn't find anything. So they expanded their search nationally and still didn't find one program. They said we could apply for grants but that will take time and there are no guarantees of acceptance.

"IUI prices ranged from $275 to $2,457—a huge differential. Some prices quoted include medications, blood work and sonograms; others do not—hence the huge price differential." http://www.resolve.org/ - the nationonal infertility association

Add that to our previous Urologist bill, and the recent news that our insurance doesn't cover fertility treatments, we could use some financial help.

God is writing a good story through our lives. And we have faith that He will provide for us. We invite you to receive the unique blessing that comes in giving.

I have learned so much about the depth of God's love for me through this experience. And because of that love I have learned to let go of control and trust Him with our dream for a family. We are taking steps yes, but God is the author of our Hope and Peace as we walk out the desire that he has put in us to become parents. I understand now why God created Adam and Eve more than I can tell you. The unconditional relentless love of a parent originated within our heavenly Father. And I am so happy to be his kid.

Whether this procedure is how we become parents or not, we will not give up the race.


Joelle and Tom

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 29, 2013

Posted on October 29, 2013

Because of your support we are going in for our first IUI procedure in the next two weeks!
Thank you!

Posted on October 16, 2013

Posted on October 16, 2013

Thank you so much for helping us meet our first goal of $2,000!!!
We are so grateful.
We are now able to pay off some big bills. The bloodwork alone was over $1,000.
And we are still waiting to hear back from the insurance on the genetic, HSG (x-ray), ultrasound, glucose test, and doctor visit bills.
Through the month of October we will be going in for our first insemination (IUI).
Which includes 2-3 more ultrasounds and $480 cash the day of the IUI.

We are going for a "natural" cycle this month which means no added hormones. We can add them next time if needed. This will save costs and my sanity this month.

Thanks again we love you all.
Joelle & Tom


Posted on October 1, 2013

Posted on October 1, 2013

Hey friends and family!

Thank you to all who have given so far!
We were able to pay off our first Urologist bill of $340 with that money.
And we are still waiting for the other bills to come. 
In the past month I have gotten bloodwork, an ultrasound, and an HSG ultrasound.
I just got a call yesterday that we need more testing done.
So please help us keep the dreaming alive as we move forward with this crazy process.
We have been so blessed by you all so far in this thing, and we know no matter how we become parents it will be a miracle!

Joelle-

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