In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is expensive in the United States of America just as medical expenses. I had contacted several clinics. Most of them wanted a consultation fee ($300-$450). I was told I’ll need a minimum of $10,000 just to start the exams. This does not include treatments or medications.
My chance of conceiving and hopefully giving birth to a child was slimmed considering my low-income status and my age (45 years young). If it were not for Institute Marquès, I wouldn't have conceived. Dr. Moffa who is no longer with the clinic treated me. My first IVF cycle had failed possibly due to surgery. Although I have fibroids as many women do, these tumors were benign. The noncancerous growths in the uterus did cause prolonged periods. The biggest threat was a polyp inside my uterus. Institute Marquès did remove it successfully. The process was quick. Recovery was easy.
When I learned about the migrant children being separated from their parents by Trump-zero Tolerance policy on immigration, I had to put my second IVF cycle on hold. On July Fourth 2018, the world watch me become one of the most powerful advocates for migrant children terrorized at the southern border.
I am the voice for the voiceless. "The words children and cages do not go together; yet, our government has continued its practice of ripping tender-aged migrants from nursing mothers and putting thousands of children in cages despite court rulings against these unlawful policies.
Now, you've watched me do my civic duty by positively contributing to the plight of migrant children. You've heard me condemn the callous manner in which U.S. Custom Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) has treated The Children. You've witnessed me avoid a year-and-half in prison. You've followed and supported the completion of my 200 hours of community service. You've celebrated my pregnancy. Would you be there for my miracle baby and I?
Let's cross our fingers and pray for the sake and dignity of our country.
Expenses: IVF Treatment, Embryo Transfer, Fly, Hotel, Food and Transportation.
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I am asking moms and dads to hit the streets, march with empty strollers as symbolism of the missing children. Create signs and posters that reads: #ReturnTheChildren.
I, Patricia Okoumou, scaled the Statue of Liberty in the name of justice because this callous administration is in violation of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Donation
"When I climbed the Statue of Liberty on July 04, 2018, I wanted to express the urgency of stopping our government’s reprehensible and inhumane treatment of migrant children. I was fearless, bold and brave in the name of justice. I wanted no one to forget that children have been forced into cages and that we must do everything we can to stop the imprisonment of children. Even today many of these children are still in cages. Tender-aged children have been ripped away from nursing mothers. Toddlers are being asked to testify in court. Parents are torn apart with grief and very little has been done to reunite these families. As a matter of facts, Donald J. Trump’s profiteers, his cronies and minions are making billions of dollars on these concentration camps. On September 18th, FEMA chief Brock Long faced an investigation for violating ethics rules. Steve Benen from The MaddowBlog broke this story out, as reported by the Wall Street Journal." @pokoumou
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