We’d like to start off by saying how grateful we are to the Fertility Friends Foundation and those that have donated to this amazing charity!

We’ve been on this fertility journey for the last 6 years. We have unexplained infertility – something that we never knew existed. We grew up thinking that pregnancy was easy and happened all the time. We thought that those who needed IVF had something that could be diagnosed and then treated and would result in a pregnancy.

We were so so wrong. Wrong in a way we wish we never knew.

In the last 6 years, we’ve done multiple rounds of IUI and one round of IVF. In that first round, we celebrated making it through each of the grueling IVF steps and ultimately suffered a loss that we could never have imagined. Our first round of IVF resulted in one pregnancy that we lost in a missed miscarriage.

Losing our baby Cedar caused so much pain that we never thought imaginable. We think about Cedar every day and miss all the memories that we shared and hoped for our wonderful baby.

Cedar was a genetically complete baby and the loss has caused so much more anguish and yet another unexplained reason.

The journey to our next round of IVF has been fraught with fear, anxiety, and anguish. How could we possibly go through this process again knowing the pain that could result? We do it because we have yearned to be parents for so long. We’ve imagined our future with a little one who Liam would sing to and who Cheyenne could watch learn her Indigenous traditions.

We know our next round of IVF is going to be a long haul and we are beyond grateful for the financial relief that the Fertility Friends Foundation grant has given to us.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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