How a Village of Women Going Through IVF, Helped a Stranger On The Same Journey
No matter what journey you find yourself on as a parent or a parent-to-be, you can always offer kindness to those travelling on the same road.
Laura Brafford is one such hopeful mum-to-be who has received kindness from other women who are journeying through IVF just like her.
When Laura got her first prescription for vitro fertilization, she was quoted $5,000 for the meds. Shocked by the bill, Laura panicked about covering the costs.
“What I didn’t see was the community God was preparing to surround me with. An army of infertility warriors that I only know via hashtags and small boxes on Instagram that hold tiny glimpses of our lives.”
Laura found out from her doctor they would let her use leftover medications from other patients, so long as they were sealed and hadn’t expired.
Laura asked anyone if they had leftover bottles, to send them her way.
What she didn’t expect was to be sent medications with notes of encouragement. Laura shared these on her Instagram account.
The notes offered support and hope, with one saying, “These meds got me one on the way and four more frozen babies waiting for me.
“I hope they bring you even more luck, happiness, and miracles. I’m so glad I found you can put them to good use.”
Laura has received an influx of packages containing medication for IVF. She now has more than $3,500 worth of medicine and enough for her next cycle.
“[These] packages that not only came with no strings attached, but were filled with prayers and encouragement for our journey,” she wrote. “With so much being wrong with our world today and so much heartache felt through the #infertility journey, this group of women don’t get enough credit for the chain of miracles they are creating everyday.”
We wish Laura all the best on her IVF journey.
As one card said, it takes a village to raise a child, but it can also take a village to create one.