Meet our first 50/50 Winners!
We couldn’t believe it! One of the FFFS past recipients won! Here’s a bit of their story they wished to share:
The fall of 2017 started our fertility journey. After multiple doctor appointments, we were referred to a specialist in early 2018, who then referred us to the fertility clinic. At our first appointment, feeling scared, nervous and a bit excited, it was confirmed that IVF would be our only option to have a biological child. Our fertility doctor explained the IVF process to us; bloodwork, ultrasounds, injections, medications, surgery, embryo transfer, time off from work, the chances of IVF working and finally, the cost. From that day on, we have felt every emotion possible. We later decided on a date, June 2019, to start IVF. We discussed about a few options on how to pay for IVF, but we weren’t ready to share our story. Later, I, Kelsey, came across the Family Fertility Fund of Saskatchewan
I discovered there is a grant to go towards fertility treatments. We filled out the application and talked about how amazing it would to be chosen. It would be such a relief, as IVF is very costly. Weeks later we were notified that we were chosen for the April 2018 grant. We were excited, hopeful and thankful. Unfortunately, our round of IVF was unsuccessful. We took some time, did some research and made another plan. We were fortunate to be able to go through another round of IVF. We had success with our second embryo transfer from the second round. We are currently expecting our first child this June.
We hope other families have the chance to receive a grant to help start their family. Again, we would like to thank the Family Fertility Fund with the funds we have received.
Matt & Kelsey W. 📷: @desireemartinphotography