Sharon & Makelyia Gift Page

As you know, we have faced so very many challenges to reach this day. Throughout all of our struggles, we have been fortunate to have your love and support – the most valuable gifts you could have provided. We are truly blessed.

Now, as we await the arrival of our long-awaited baby, we want to pass along our good fortune to others who are still battling infertility. We feel very fortunate that we have had access to financial resources to help us build our family, but not every person who wants to fulfill this dream is able to. We are asking that, instead of giving us a gift, you would consider donating to Baby Quest Foundation. Baby Quest is a charity that awards financial assistance for in vitro fertilization and gestational surrogacy.

Since 2012, Baby Quest has awarded 79 grants and has “produced” 54 babies with 6 more on the way. We want to give the opportunity to others so they may experience the same joy we feel today. With your help, that will be possible.



Sharon & Makelyia had a beautiful baby boy in 2008. In 2011, Makelyia was in a horrific car accident where he sustained a spinal cord injury, leaving him paralyzed. Three years after his accident, Sharon and Makelyia began their journey to conceive. Sharon & Makelyia are now starting their 2nd IVF cycle with the help of the fertility clinic and a grant from Baby Quest.


Click here to read about each of the Baby Quest grant recipients

We invite you to watch a video of Tera and Gabe. Spoiler Alert: You may need Kleenex!   Click to watch partial video

 HOW YOU CAN DONATE TO BABY QUEST:  Click here to donate with PayPal! If you pay with your PayPal account, you can add a note for the happy couple to read by filling out the “Add a Note” portion of PayPal before you click “Donate Now”.  If you’re paying by credit card, click “Write A Note” before you click “Donate Now”.

Also, a Donation Box will be at the shower for those wanting to donate that way.

Sincerely, we thank you for your consideration to donate.