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Crowd-funding high cost of fertility treatments

posted Oct 5, 2014, 12:24 AM by J Shaw   [ updated Oct 5, 2014, 12:24 AM ]
Crowd-funding sites are a way for you to raise money for just about anything, including having a baby. Fox 5 met a couple that has struggled to have a baby, so now they're using the website as a last resort.

Kristen and Randy Van Dine are desperate to become parents. They've been trying for two years to get pregnant. Their last chance is in-vitro fertilization, which costs $17,000 and is not covered by insurance. Randy is a mailman in New Jersey. Kristen works for an environmental company.

A friend convinced the couple to try to raise money to pay for the IVF through GoFundMe.com, where people can raise money to help pay for, among other things, fertility treatment and adoption.

If you go to the site and type in "Operation Baby Pants," you'll see Kristen and Randy's campaign, which has been up a month and has raised less than $1,000.

They say making their personal struggle public and to asking for help was difficult. Randy and Kristen are so grateful for the support they are receiving and for GoFundMe. They say that without it they would be out of options.

Posted from : http://www.myfoxny.com/story/26701999/crowd-funding-fertility-treatments