Chrystelle and Brian

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Chrystelle and Brian


Chrystelle is French, Brian is a Wisconsinite. She works as a CNA and goes to school in hopes of becoming a nurse. He is an active member of the US Navy, also working in the medical field. We enjoy going on walks with their dogs, splurging on French bread & cheese, or laze around in front of a movie. Together, we envision a house filled with the laughter of their offspring. We sum up our infertility story within the quote: “It’s hard to wait around for something that might never be, but it’s harder to let go when it is everything you have ever wanted.”

Chrystelle and Brian are patients at Fertility Centers of Illinois and were recipients of a Family Building Grant.  They welcomed their daughter Elise into the world December 2021.  

When we found out that the next step was IVF, we thought our dreams were shattered

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