Help Us Complete Our Family with a Baby
Organized by: Sheri Krogman
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to read our request. We know and understand that there are millions of requests out there so it means a lot to us that you are taking a moment to review ours. My name is Sheri Krogman. My husband, Aaron, and I are desperate to have our first biological child together. We are currently unable to due to the fact that I had a tubal ligation in 2010. Aaron and I met in 2011 when he transfered job locations, from Texas to Illinois and ended up working in my store. I had recently gone through a divorce after finally escaping an abusive relationship. I was now working and raising my three children on my own. Shortly after Aaron arrived, I was transferred to another store about 10 minutes away. It was at this time that Aaron and I struck up a friendship and started texting, emailing, and calling everyday. Our friendship eventually grew into a relationship. He started visiting the children and I on the weekends. During this time, Aaron and my 1 year old daughter developed an inseparable bond. One day, out of nowhere, she called him "daddy" and immediately he broke into tears. It is a beautiful memory that I will cherish forever. In 2013, Aaron & I were married and he immediately adopted Paisley. He also became a dependable support for my sons, Payton and Preston; as their father only gets them for visits, 6-8 times per year. Aaron knew that I had a tubal ligation after I had Paisley and was OK with us not having any biological children because he said that God blessed him with a beautiful wife and three amazing children, all at once. Over the last couple of years, we have been discussing having a baby. It's something that is nit only very important to us but also to our three children. Payton, Preston, and Paisley really want a baby brother or sister. Aaron was never married before so he does not have any biological children. I was married and blessed with my 3 children but never had a true partner/best friend to go through the journey with. I was completely alone through my pregnancies. Aaron and I are desperate to share this experience and bring a child into this world, together. In order to make this dream a reality, I need to have a procedure that is not covered by our insurance. While there is a good chance that my procedure will be a success, there is also a pretty good chance that I will need fertility assistance, which is very costly. Aaron and I both work full time and have decent jobs but like most families, after we pay our bills, there is little left over. While adding a baby to our family, adds to our expenses, we will still be able to make it work. We have spoken with the kids and our entire family agrees that a new baby is far more important than all of the unnecessary spending we do. We are asking for your help. We need prayers and donations. We still have a couple more years of my student loans to pay on so getting a loan is not an option right now. We can't wait to have a baby because Aaron turns 40 this year and wants to be young enough to be active as our baby grows up. Please find it in your heart to help us out. Every dollar helps but if you are unable to help financially, please say a prayer for us and SHARE this page. We cannot thank you enough for your support. While we cannot offer to pay you back, we can promise to return the favor by supporting other families on Crowdrise. Also, if you are ever running a fundraiser or need help marketing a business or event, please contact me and I will help you get the word out. Again, thank you so much for your time and support. We cannot begin to express our gratitude towards everyone helping us complete our family. God Bless!