Making Lemonade Out of Lemons | An Infertility Story

Had to share this story of my husband’s brother & his wife. They are truly an inspiring couple and I love that they have made literally made lemonade out of lemons. -Kelli France

by Camille & Mark France | Guest Contributors

After years of trying to get pregnant, a miscarriage, a devastating diagnosis, failed fertility treatments, and heartache after heartache, we are faced with our last attempt in having a biological child. We will be doing In-vitro fertilization this summer. We are actually very good candidates for this procedure and our doctor has given us an 85% chance of success the first try. We find hope in our chances.

This chance comes with a very heavy price tag though. A price tag of $21,000 all due up front with no refunds if it doesn’t work. Our insurance will not help cover this procedure, and figuring out what to do over this matter has brought great sadness to us both.


We have been trying to save for quite some time now in order to do this procedure. As part of our savings we set up an FSA account last year. The money in our FSA expires June 30, 2014. We want to use the money in our FSA before it expires, but even with this amount we have still not saved enough for our procedure.

Months ago while praying about our situation, I felt impressed we should share our story by creating an e-cookbook to sell as a fundraiser. The idea of doing this was very hard for us both and truthfully, it still is. Nonetheless, we feel it is the right thing to do. So, please be kind and non-judgmental. 🙂

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Introducing our LIFE’S LEMONADE COOKBOOK:




  • Mango Salsa Chicken
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli
  • A Killer Homemade Barbeque Sauce
  • Avocado Roasted Potato Salad
  • Cilantro-Lime Grilled Corn on the Cob
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
  • Healthy Peach Cobbler
  • Strawberry Shortcake Skewers
  • Strawberry Lemonade



  • One color copy PDF file of “Life’s Lemonade” with 75 recipes
  • One B&W printer-friendly PDF file of “Life’s Lemonade”
  • A virtual hug for doing something good today!

PRICE: You set the price. Donate your desired amount. Upon purchase you will receive a link to the download file, sent to the email address you use to buy the e-cookbook.

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PLEASE SHARE THIS! Our goal is to sell 200 cookbooks by July 1st.

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  1. Lisa Llewellyn says:

    What a great idea! I wish you both the very best. The coconut chicken curry looks amazing!

  2. A Bilingual Baby says:

    Hi! I wish you all the best. The book is a great idea. Sharing it on twitter. Love,Marta