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Little Footprints Wanted
$815 Raised
5% of $15k goal
6 contributors
0 days left
Ended Sep 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to help us make our dreams come true. We have spent much of our lives independent and never wanting to be a burden on other people, but rather have looked to where others are in need. We are now so humbled and dependent on others to further our progress in order to have a child. This has been one of the hardest decisions to make, to lower our pride, and let the world into our deeply personal lives. By asking for help it is admitting to ourselves that this is happening to us, and that we are, in fact, struggling with infertility. It is not the way we dreamed things would happen, but it is the path we are asked to take.

Both of us searched a long time to find the right person to marry. Four years ago when we met, fell in love, and got married, we thought that our lives would go on as those around us, and we would soon enjoy the blessings of a family of our own. Life has a way of continually testing us, and pushing us to become better. One may think that since both of us work with kids (Shelly, a caseworker for Division of Child and Family Services, and Tyler, a protection agent for troubled or at risk youth) that it may have scared us away from ever wanting to bring a child into this world of our own. In reality our love for children, and desire to be great parents, was what we both cherished most about each other.

As we began to try to have children our dreams were soon shattered as we found out that it wasn’t going to be as easy as we had hoped. It seems the more we discuss with the doctors, the more disappointing news that comes. We found out that surgery would be required to repair severe endometriosis. After this we pursued every thing from insemination, herbs, chiropractor and acupuncture, which depleted our savings and brought us no results. Sadly endometriosis is a ticking time bomb which will continue to grow and make getting pregnant more and more difficult. Although we hope that in time we will be able to save the amount needed for IVF it is very difficult for us to sit back, wait, and pray that the endometriosis is not getting worse. We are now left with two options of bearing a child; one, wait and save enough funds, or two, ask for help. We have chosen the path to ask for help. By allowing others to be included on our journey, we feel that we can learn and grow the most through this trial. We greatly appreciate and have felt all the prayers on our behalf. We dream of little footprints walking beside us through life, and have faith that our Father in Heaven has great blessings in store for all of us. Thank you for your support in making our dream become a reality.
Tyler & Shelly Olsen
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