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A plumfund forAlexandra & Christopher Bowling

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Operation Baby Bowling

Started by: Alexandra Bowling


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Dear Village,

Chris and I met in October 2013. After our first date, we knew we had a very special connection. Over the next four years we shared a lot of laughs, had a ton of fun, and overcame some tough circumstances. Through it we developed a strong and devoted love and friendship, and we knew we wanted to be together forever. We were married on July 1, 2017 at Wrightsville Beach, the same place we had our first kiss and where Chris proposed. Chris and I are dedicated to our marriage, and as such, we have an immense desire to grow our family.

My whole life I knew I was called to be a mom. We love being aunts and uncles to the best nieces and nephews in the world, but there is nothing like having one of your own. It is not only a dream of mine to carry, birth, and raise a child, but I know it is a purpose God has for my life. Before Chris and I met, Chris decided to have a vasectomy after having 2 kids in a previous marriage, not knowing the direction his life would take. Because of our shared passion and desire for our own children, Chris had a vasectomy reversal this past January. The procedure was pricey and painful, but it was of the utmost importance to us.

After almost a year after his reversal, with no luck of conception, we sought answers from a urologist. After a few months of medical intervention through testing and prescription medication, it is determined that sperm count levels and motility are too low to conceive naturally. We were referred to a conception specialist in Raleigh where we had our first appointment on November 2nd. The doctor in Raleigh informed us that our only chance to conceive a child is through IVF.

The news brings a mixed bag of emotions – we are devastated, overwhelmed, but also hopeful. We want to pursue IVF, and we know it will be a long and uneasy journey, but it is a journey and a risk that we are willing to make.

It is a well-known fact that IVF is an expensive and burdensome process. We are putting forth our best efforts to save money to move forward with IVF, but the more time that passes, the lower our chances are of success. It takes a village to raise a child, but it can also take a village to have one. We are reaching out to our village to help fulfill our calling as parents. We are asking for your support through prayer, encouraging words, and donations to help us toward our goal. If you find it in your heart to make a monetary gift, big or small, know that every little bit helps, and we appreciate your generosity from the bottom of our heart.

In total, we need to raise $8,000 between our own savings and the support of our village. Because Chris is a veteran, we have received a military discount. Here is a financial breakdown of the IVF process and procedure:

- $75 for an educational class on the process

- $6,540 including the procedure to find and extract the healthiest eggs and sperm, perform the fertilization and implantation for the resulting embryo

- $700 to preserve the embryos produced for further attempts

- $400 for anesthesia for the procedure

- $250 for fees to help optimize the IVF cycle

- $4,000 - $8,000 for medications (we are hoping insurance will cover a portion of this)

Thank you for being our village. We appreciate your love, support, and prayers as we travel through this journey.

Much Love,

The Bowling's

Latest Update

Hello everyone!! We are so excited to be updating you with some great news! We have been formally accepted into an IVF study!!! (It was a little more than half the price that we were originally quoted!) We officially started the process today. Since it is a clinical trial , We will be making frequent trips to Raleigh since they have to do and monitor every step of the way. Please keep us in your prayers and send lots of good vibes! We will keep you updated along the way! We would not have been able to take advantage of this opportunity without the help of each and every one of you! Words cannot express how excited and thankful we are at this chance to have a child together!๐Ÿ’— Stay tuned!!

Posted by Alexandra

April 26 at 6:49pm

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  • Anonymous40 weeks ago
  • Heather coniglio1 year ago Sorry so late!
  • Sierra haynes1 year ago Good luck and best wishes!
  • Sally G Lindsay1 year ago You will be a great mother. You took wonderful care of my children!
  • Alan and Kim Flood1 year ago Love you guys! Wishing you all the best!
  • Amanda Hayes1 year ago
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  • Caitlin DeMartine1 year ago Love you!
  • Magenta Freeman1 year ago I'll give more as soon as I'm able; all my love! Mom
  • Anonymous1 year ago
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