IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILY
FAMILY is a loving, messy, joyful, frustrating, busy, hilarious and unbelievably all-encompassing blessing. Most of us in the throws of family life take it for granted, unaware that one in eight couples of childbearing age suffer from INFERTILITY.
Infertility is a disease that impairs one of the body’s most basic functions to conceive a child. Infertility patients struggle month after month with intense feelings of loss, surrounded by constant reminders that their disease stands between them and the family they so desire. Their hearts ache to embrace the life that waits to be born to them.
Many people are not aware that infertility is a CURABLE disease with a range of causes and indicated medical treatments. Likewise, few people realize that Infertility treatment is seldom covered by insurance. Many people are unable to afford prescribed care. Patients may deplete their emotional and/or financial reserves before their infertility is overcome.
The cost of infertility treatments vary depending on the underlying cause of infertility. Treatment options range from medications to corrective surgery to in vitro-fertilization.
The Fertility Foundation of Texas is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization with a threefold mission: (1) to raise funds and award grants to qualifying uninsured Infertility patients in Central Texas (2) to create public awareness that Infertility is a curable disease and the community benefits when these patients have access to medical care, and (3) to fund clinical research to find more cost effective diagnosis and treatments for infertility patients.
Grants will be awarded twice a year (December/July), as funds permit and all payments will be made directly to the *medical provider(s) on behalf of grant recipients.
No grant dollars can be used to pay for physician services.