It's the last couple of days of my Fundrazr campaign to receive donor embryos through California Conceptions and achieve my long-held dream to become a mom. The campaign has raised $1474 so far, which helps a lot, and I feel grateful!
I was hoping to get closer to $3000, but I think I would need a much bigger contact sphere to get there. I was not willing to put the campaign out to my entire several hundred person FB page because there are many people - professional contacts, people I know vaguely from high school or extended family, like my sister-in-law's mother, etc. - that I don't want to share with at this level. I shared with a sub-group of closer friends and family on FB, through my campaign email list, and on this blog and 25 people have donated, which feels so supportive and encouraging.
I have decided to create an email list of the people who have donated and maybe a few others to whom I will send periodic updates on my continuing journey to become a mom. These will sometimes parallel my blog posts but other times include more specific information about decisions and treatments, etc. Let me know if you would like to be included on the list.
I am posting this campaign link one more time here on this blog:
Help Kristina reach her dream of motherhood
If you have not had a chance to donate yet, will you consider donating today if you are able? Any amount is helpful and means a lot to me.
Here is my guest blog at The Lambton Worm if you want to read more specifics of my story:
Hello! Jenny is generously sharing her blog space today so that I can
tell you about my campaign to finally fulfill my dream to become a mom.
Thank you, Jenny! Before I tell you about the campaign, I’d like to
share the story about how I came to believe this path was right for me…
I always saw motherhood as part of my life and who I was meant to be. I dated a lot in my 20s and into my... continue reading