Funding your Own Fertility Treatment
By guest blogger Nicole Atchley. Nicole is a former fertility patient and the Founder of Cupcakes on my mind.
For those of us that are experiencing infertility we known that treatment comes at a hefty price. We not only have to deal with the emotional aspects of infertility but we have to deal with the financial burden that is placed on us. I am fortunate enough to have many of treatments paid for by the military but there are still some financial obligations that I must fill.
When I became aware of possible $6500 I would have to pay for IVF I wanted to figure out a way to fund it without having to save money. With a little bit of thinking and tapping into my talents I decided to fund my IVF through my cupcake business. This idea sparked what I think is the beginning of something great.
Initially I planned to have an event called, “Cupcakes for Infertility”, which was going to fund my own treatment. As time passed I decided that I was emotionally drained and no longer wanted to continue on with my own process. My focus then went to finding an organization that I could raise money for to help someone else in need. Moving forward, my fundraiser includes having people preorder cupcakes and cake truffles that were to be picked up on a particular date and time. At the event I also had cupcake/cake truffle sample and information regarding the cause. I made, with the help of my husband about 45 dozen cupcakes and 13 dozen cake truffles. I was able to raise $2000 just by backing an amazing product.
The key to funding your own treatments is to tap into your own talents. Find what you are good at and monopolize from it. Think of it in the same terms as a good old fashion fundraiser at school. I figured so many people could push the products their kids are selling for school, why can’t I push a product so that someone can have kids. Also make sure that you do not spend anywhere near as much money as you make. Good Luck!
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