Kyle and Amanda's Back Story: We have been trying to conceive for four years now, and have hit many roadblocks and obstacles along the way. Amanda was diagnosed with PCOS and we've been working with a fertility clinic for 2 years, taking part in various treatments and medications.
We were able to get pregnant twice; but one resulted in an early miscarriage and the other resulted in an ectopic pregnancy. However-- we're staying optimistic!
Now we're moving on to IVF, which unfortunately is not covered by insurance and will cost a whopping $25,000 out of pocket. Our hope is to raise enough to cover the cost of medications and injections (about $6000). We realize that we're fortunate to be in the position to even consider IVF, because there are many couples that struggle with infertility and might not have the resources or the time to do IVF. That is why we also want to contribute 10% of the funds we raise to the Gift of Parenthood organization, which provides grants to families who can't afford IVF or other fertility treatments.
We will be posting video updates and progress reports as we continue through our journey toward becoming parents; feel free to learn more on our website: A Billion Baby Steps.
Regarding the raffle: We wanted a fun way to raise money, instead of just taking donations. For every $500 that is raised, we will raffle off a prize valued between $50 and $100. We will continue to add to the prize list and will do the raffle once we complete IVF (timing slated around July 31, 2021). We will do the raffle live on video, and the names chosen will get to choose their prize, in the order of the names drawn.
The prizes will be things like: Nice bottles of whisky/tequila/wine Gift baskets Live or virtual performance by Mr. Kyle Arnold HD Ring Door Bell Gift cards And more to come! (Please let us know if you'd like to donate a gift for the raffle.)
P.S. If you're feeling extra lucky (and generous), you will get 5 raffle tickets for the price of 4! Also, if you'd like to forego the raffle or donate anonymously, please use our other PayPal link on our website, under the Fundraisers tab.
We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts, for all the words of encouragement, well-wishes, and your continued support and love!!!
XOXO, Kyle, Amanda, and Daisy
Whistle Pig - 10 Year Rye Whisky
Herradura Reposado Tequila, 1.75 mL
Red Wine Assortment - 3 bottles rated 92+
One-Hour Live Music Performance by Kyle Arnold (can be virtual if not local)
Custom Gift Basket - Local Goodies like soaps, honey, treats, fruits, and jams