Family Stories

Sloane and Jeremy

Young couple under their chuppah

Jeremy and I (Sloane) met in 2017 and got married in December 2022. Ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted to marry the guy of my dreams and to become a mom. When I was six months old, I was diagnosed with a genetic disorder that is characterized by the development of non-cancerous tumors on nerves throughout the body. Being diagnosed with this condition at such a young age has led me through various medical challenges.

So, why did we apply for the grant? Well, the condition that I have is genetic, so that would mean my future children would have a 50% chance of getting it. Prior to Jeremy and I getting engaged and married we knew we wanted to have children but also knew our path to parenthood would have to look a little bit different.

Jeremy and I share a common goal: to offer our future children the best life we can provide to them, while also equipping them with the resilience to overcome any challenges they may face. Our choice to do IVF is allowing us to do the proper genetic testing through PGT-M. Most importantly, this grant will enable us to undergo essential genetic testing, cover various IVF medical expenses, and ensure every necessary step for a successful IVF journey. As aspiring parents we’re profoundly thankful for this opportunity and can’t express how blessed we truly are for this grant.

Sloane and Jeremy are recipients of the Path to Parenthood Grant from the Jewish United Fund – Chicago.