Kate and James need your help - IVF round 2!!

$1,400 of $5,000 goal
Given by 19 generous donors in around 5 months

Kate and James need your help - IVF round 2

Beach Haven, Auckland

Our little love story - we met in kindy! And finally about 26 years later I nabbed my man!

8 years later, we are desperately trying to have a child as we are unable to conceive naturally due to circumstances out of our control. We have a personal donor.

This last year, 2023 - we had:

- 3 unsuccessful rounds of IUI

- 2 attempts with IVF after our previous Give A Little page.

We got 3 eggs, 2 fertilised, however our fresh transfer failed. We forged ahead with our final frozen transfer and fell pregnant for the very first time! Before we could get too excited, it ended in a medical termination just before Christmas, due to it not continuing to grow and the fear of ectopic.

We do not qualify for public funding as my BMI is too high - however I have also been directed by my specialists that to lose the weight I need would be detrimental to my health - and advised against it. This is on my list of things to work on though!

We appreciate that times are extremely hard for everyone at the moment, but we would just like the opportunity, like so many of our family and friends - to achieve a family of our own.

We both come from big families - mine definitely more so than James! - and while everyone else has always had a 'dream job' - mine was always to be a mum.

Anyone that knows me, knows that I have always wanted to be a mum - and despite our year of setbacks - we will fight to try make this a reality ASAP as my biological clock is definitely ticking away...

Use of funds

The money will all go towards IVF treatment, and if we do not raise enough funds for it, the funds will go towards other fertility options

Please see our first page here https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/kate-and-james-need-your-help-for-a-baby

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Balance update  17 May 2024

We have been madly working behind the scenes and obviously putting money aside when we can 😊

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Kristin, Mark, Douglas, &   Andrew Sandford
Kristin, Mark, Douglas, & Andrew Sandford on 12 Jun 2024
Best of luck to you❤️
$200
Kate Sandford

Oh my goodness - thank you so much!

Kate Sandford
Rachael
Rachael on 11 Jun 2024
Love you
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Kate Sandford

Thank you lovely xx 😘

Kate Sandford
Sandi-Louise
Sandi-Louise on 17 May 2024
Good luck my loves xx
$60
Kate Sandford

Thank you sweetness 💓

Kate Sandford
Tim & Cheryl
Tim & Cheryl on 17 May 2024
All the best Kate and James! ❤️
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Kate Sandford

Thank you so much xx 😘

Kate Sandford
aditya gupta
aditya gupta on 06 Apr 2024
$10
Kate Sandford

Thank you very much

Kate Sandford

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This campaign started on 14 Jan 2024 and ends on 30 Jun 2024.