We as a team at Scarlet & Gold have decided to create a line of prints inspired by Megan and Blake’s story that will be available for pre-order starting Monday, June 15. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this line will go towards sending them to the top fertility doctor in the country. Once we have raised enough money for their treatment, we want to continue selling the collection of prints and donate the proceeds to help more couples struggling to start a family, whether that is through IVF or adoption.
Megan has helped me through some of my hardest times. That’s just who she is. Megan is always thinking about others and never hesitates to offer her assistance to me or anyone else that needs help. And that’s what we are all about here at S&G - lifting each other up through the hard times. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
Megan and many others have bravely agreed to share their stories and break the silence on a subject that many people avoid. Maybe it’s because they are ashamed. Maybe it’s because infertility is not a happy topic to bring up in a conversation. Maybe it’s because other people don’t know what to say and end up saying the wrong things. But we want to take charge and break the silence on such a hard subject because we believe there is healing through community, support, encouragement and prayer. We hope that through this campaign, we can encourage those struggling with infertility and also help people learn how to support someone dealing with this anguish.
Even if you have never gone through infertility, chances are you know someone who has. The CDC states that 6.7 million women struggle with impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a baby to term, and 4.7 million men have infertility issues. We want you to know that if you are going through this trial, you are not alone. Every story matters, no matter how short or long the struggle lasts.
We hope this collection encourages and inspires women going through infertility, but we also want these pieces to speak to anyone enduring a difficult season of life. We envision these pieces hung in your home as a beacon of hope seen every day or given as a powerful gift of encouragement to someone who is hurting.