John and I (Genny) will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in September. We are college sweethearts that have always wanted kids. John is from a family of 5 boys and I’m one of three girls.
Every time we thought we were ready to start making a family, we would hit roadblocks and hurdles: layoffs with the downturn of economy back in 08′; my diagnosis as a Hemophilia A carrier back in 11′; and then my diagnosis of infertility in 12′. Not only did we face the harsh realization that any son born to us had a 50% chance that the quality of his life would be impacted by a genetic blood disorder, we found out that the odds of even being able to conceive were stacked against us. We were given ~ 5-10% chance.
We elected to BATTLE and forged on! With these diagnoses and each failed attempt to conceive came GREAT MISERY. The feeling that the VOID in our HEARTS would never be filled was DEVASTATING! The lifetime max on our insurance allowance for infertility meds had been tapped and we nearly exhausted all of our financial resources. Then something wondrous happened: we were awarded the Angels of Hope Creating Miracles Grant in April 2013. Five months later our MIRACLE happened. On our wedding anniversary, we were able to conceive through A.R.T. We are forever grateful for the services and support that Angels of Hope has provided to OUR FAMILY! Our SON, JOHNNY, is A TRUE BLESSING!
With much LOVE,
THE MOORE FAMILY
Sawyer Erik Williams was born on June 1, 2010 – at 28 weeks gestation and exactly three months before his due date. Just two days later on June 3, 2010, Sawyer died in his mother’s arms.
Sawyer’s life was cut drastically short by a congenital heart defect. He was diagnosed with a severe form of Tetralogy of Fallot and had many complications including a large hole between his left and right ventricles called a “ventricular septal defect” and “pulmonary atresia” – an extremely rare CHD in which the pulmonary valve does not form.
Sawyer’s spirit lives on in the hearts of many who he touched so deeply in his brief life. May this blog be of comfort to other mothers, fathers, grandparents and families who have experienced the deep pain of infant loss. VISIT BLOG SITE.
Enhancing Lives…Since 2007
Since 2007, Angels of Hope has been dedicated to helping couples find the financial resources and the courage to conceive a child. The dedication of our board, volunteers and partner agencies serves as a beacon of hope to those longing to be parents. Take a look at some of the Miracles that have been created through the help of Angels of Hope and our partners… CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY.