Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation - 2018 Family Story

Josie and Esten

Family Stories   Josie and Esten Our journey began a little over four years ago when, just before my 25th birthday, I had emergency open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and dissection. I was so young, and what happened was so severe that my cardiothoracic surgeon suspected a connective tissue disorder. After consultations with geneticists and cardiologists, what …

Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation - 2018 Family Story

Emilie and Mark

Our beautiful five-year-old son, Finn, our beloved only child, passed away suddenly in March 2018. We were in the middle of our first IVF attempt when it happened. Finn was a bright, happy, loving little boy, and was so excited to be a big brother. Mark and I have struggled with infertility for years, and we are incredibly grateful for …

Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation - 2018 Family Story

Jeanette and Brian

We are Brian and Jeanette. We have been together for 13 years and married for 10 years. Over four years ago we started trying to have a baby and very quickly realized that we were going to need “extra” help conceiving. We started on a now four year infertility process that has included Clomid, IUI with injections, and two failed …

Casie and Clay

Greetings from Indiana! We are Team Claysie (otherwise known as Clay & Casie.) We first met in high school and yes, we even went to prom together. After some “on again, off again” dating we decided to stay “on” permanently when we got married in 2004. Clay was a pastor for over 10 years and now owns a CrossFit gym. …