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Help the Rahenkamps have a baby

Organized by: Tonia Higgins

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THE STORY:

This is us, we’re the Rahenkamps and this is our story…

Jason is a wounded veteran of the United States Navy. He served for 6 years and served in 2 wars. During his service, he was serving aboard the Guided Missile Destroyer, The USS Callaghan. The ship and crew were headed to the Persian Gulf to fight in the Gulf War. Jason was performing maintenance on one of the ships guns when he was injured. A 1500 pound nitrogen tank fell on him, crushing his right testicle and damaging his left. After the injury, he was left untreated for 3 weeks. The untreated injury lead to a staph infection. When the ship finally docked, he underwent an emergency surgery to remove the right testicle and try to maintain the left as much as possible.

Over the next year he underwent many reconstructive surgeries to help repair the damage and rebuild his urethra. Ultimately, this injury impaired his reproductive system. We’ve tried everything possible to conceive naturally. We’ve sought non-traditional methods including herbal and spiritual remedies, all with zero success. And so, we’ve turned to science.

After reaching out to a reproductive clinic, we’ve undergone a multitude of tests to determine the issue. Due to Jason’s war injury, his sperm count is extremely low and diminishing quickly. Our Dr. advised us the only chance we have of conceiving a child would be through IVF. For those of you who don’t know much about IVF, it is a medical procedure to help couples conceive their own child with the help of science. It is a very expensive procedure, but can be very successful in creating a child. IVF helps many couples achieve the family they dream of every day. Please help us make our dream a reality.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story. We appreciate all of the love and support in every way!

Sincerely, Jason and Brooke Rahenkamp

$770

 

5% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • Shondra

    $50

  • Robyn, Lindsay, and Charlie

    $50

  • DeGross Family

    $50

  • Elizabeth Flynn

    $50

  • Ryan, Meghan, Rhys & Vaughan Kolumbus

    $100

  • Katie Bergeson

    $20

  • Thor Family

    $50

  • Karen & John

    $250

  • Mary

    $25

  • Brian and Jennifer Mast

    $100

  • Christine Gedicke

    $25

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Organized by

Tonia Higgins

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Christine Gedicke

Christine Gedicke

DONATION: $25

I know the frustration that can go along with fertility. I hope things work out for you both. 1 year ago

Brian and Jennifer Mast

Brian and Jennifer Mast

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Mary

Mary

DONATION: $25

You guys are amazing people.... this needs to be passed on to another life.... I love you both and are thankful you are in my life!! I will be praying my heart out for you! 1 year ago

Karen & John

Karen & John

DONATION: $250

Make that dream happen !! 1 year ago

Thor Family

Thor Family

DONATION: $50

In honor of my IVF niece(s) and nephew(s) -- Elsie & Harry (1 year) and Baby Bents (due this fall!) 1 year ago

Katie Bergeson

Katie Bergeson

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Ryan, Meghan, Rhys & Vaughan Kolumbus

Ryan, Meghan, Rhys & Vaughan Kolumbus

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Elizabeth Flynn

Elizabeth Flynn

DONATION: $50

Make it happen!!! 1 year ago

DeGross Family

DeGross Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Robyn, Lindsay, and Charlie

Robyn, Lindsay, and Charlie

DONATION: $50

We would not have Charlie if it weren't for IVF. He is the best thing that has ever happened to us and I hope the same happiness for the two of you. Thank you for serving our country. This is the least we can do to thank you for our freedom. If you ever have questions about IVF, we are always available. 1 year ago

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