Here they are - my precious two miracles that you helped bring into this world... I want to thank you for all the excellent care you provided for me...June and Angela are wonderful. It was nearly two years ago I came to see you for the first time...We had the heartbreak of a miscarriage and were not having any luck on our own. At the first appointment, I instantly felt comfortable with you. We sat down and you wrote down a plan and gave us encouraging words. I had never seen a doctor who took so much time with a patient. I left the office that day full of hope and I knew I was in good hands. Throughout all my treatment you continued to amaze me. From picking out what CD I wanted to listen to in your office and during surgery, calling me at home to check on me...and being available at almost any time...Fourteen months after my first appointment, I still remember just like yesterday one of the happiest days of my life. Finally a positive pregnancy test! We came in a few weeks later to find that not only was I pregnant but it was twins. We saw the babies' hearts beating on the screen and everything looked wonderful. On October 30, 2003, the babies were born at 36 weeks. They were healthy as could be and got to go home right away. Our family is complete now and we are so thankful for...these healthy babies. There are some people in our lives that we only know for a short period of time; however, we never forget them and you are one of those people.
Where do I begin to thank you for everything you have done for us to help us conceive our first child. You have brought joy and warmth to our lives and happiness to our hearts...You never gave up on me even when I wanted to give up on myself...You were always there no matter when or what time it was to return my calls and offer support and advice. It was a long road, but it was worth everyday it took to get pregnant. We are so very happy and we owe so much to you. We are expecting our baby boy in February 2004. We will let you know as soon as he arrives. Thanks again for everything.
...We would like to take this time to thank you and your staff for your patience and kindness through our endeavor of trying to have a baby. Thanks to you, we have two healthy twin baby boys born November 18, 2003. They are now eight months old. Through my frustrations, you never gave up and we're ever so grateful for that...Please find enclosed two pictures...Sorry it has taken to long for us to get these pictures to you, but with twins, you know we're always busy!
...She is very special to us and has brought so much joy to our lives. We wanted to thank you for everything you did to help bring her into this world. Dr. G., we always appreciated the caring and concern you showed to us. You are a terrific doctor and person, and you always had your way of making us feel hopeful. June and Angela were always nice and helpful with all the questions we had. We always felt "at home" when we would come to the office...Thank you again for everything. We miss seeing all of you but will come by to visit again.
Thank you so much for your time, thorough evaluation and your easy communication style! I truly felt like my appointment last week was the best doctor visit I have had in my 43 years. Your easy style, incredible knowledge and your technical support (videos and ultrasound) brought new light to a long time problem for me! It is nice to know that there is a "real" physical cause for the pain I've had for years! I feel you should know how much I appreciated the way you provide medical care! Keep up the great job!
It has taken me a while to write this letter to you because I am not sure there are enough words to convey our gratitude to you. Your kindness, support and patience throughout the in vitro process were very much appreciated. You offered comfort when needed, which was often, and encouragement always. You created a miracle for us! ...We spend most of our free time staring at her perfect little features and wondering what we ever did without her. We will forever be grateful to you! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!
...I would like to thank you so very much for helping us conceive...We truly appreciate the compassion you and your staff gave us during our infertility treatments. Your positive attitudes helped us overcome the hopelessness we felt since we were unable to have a child on our own. You gave us the hope we needed and we thank God every day for leading us to such a wonderful, caring doctor. Our little Christmas miracle was born on December 23, 2002 and is a very happy, healthy baby. She is truly a blessing and we can't imagine our lives without her. Thanks again for everything and hopefully we can stop by the next time we are in Richmond so you can see the little angel you helped us to conceive.
Seeing you all became part of my regular routine, and I do miss you! But, I am thrilled about the reason why I don't see you anymore. We had another ultrasound last week and everything looked good. Thank you so much for all you did for us. Thank you for listening, caring and being persistent, open and honest.
Mitch and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you did to help us realize our dreams. It's been a challenging road for us, especially over the past few months, and all of you helped to make the processes and procedures a little easier. Dr. G., thanks for keeping us grounded and for checking in with us after a tough procedure and when my mother passed away - not many doctors would go out of their way to do that. Angela, thanks for answering my questions and getting me information whenever I needed it. It was nice to know you were there. June, thanks for all your help with bills, insurance, scheduling procedures, passing on new information, etc. Meg, thanks for answering my calls and getting me what I needed. Most of all, thanks to all of you for caring and understanding. We will be thinking of you as things progress and be sure to keep you posted.
We just wanted to send a note of thanks and appreciation for all your support and help in making our dream come true! Mom and baby "Peanut" are doing very well now that we are into our second trimester...(We were) thrilled to find out at our 20-week ultrasound that we are having a girl!...We are extremely grateful to you for all your kindness and making us feel comfortable during an extremely emotionally draining time. We hope to come back to see all of you again for Baby #2 (or maybe twins!) sometime after Peanut turns one! Thanks again for all your encouragement.
How do we begin to thank you? We are so grateful to your for your medical expertise and almost more importantly, your kind, caring personality. You put us at ease when other physicians made my medical condition seem like an unconquerable obstacle. Thank you for having faith in us and for being excellent at what you do for a living!
...I can't thank you enough for your role in our miracle - our daughter. Your caring office and expertise made infertility treatments understandable and possible. We could not imagine enduring the many treatments without your empathetic and educational practice...Thank you for the gift of parenthood. May God always bless your work.
I just had to write you again. I just finished an article in the New Yorker which described the in vitro process, step by step, from a personal point of view. From our place right now...it seems so long ago. But all the emotions, anxiety, thrills and relief came back as was described in the article. Why I had to write is because I remember so clearly how happy and reassured we felt in our decisions with your guidance and assurances. We were blessed in very many ways in our experiences. First in being led to you and last in your helping us to have our daughter. She is, and always will be, a miracle to us. She is a constant joy and we cannot thank you enough for your help. Whenever I hear of anyone in the same situation, I offer my story to them and your name and regularly pray for those women/families...
Where has the time gone?! I promised you a picture when they were three months old and they have just turned seven months...I can still remember Dr. G. asking me how many I would be happy with after that first ultrasound. I had no idea then the joy, love and pride that these two little boys were going to bring me. I am literally bursting with it all as is the rest of my family...(We) couldn't imagine having just one. We get such a kick watching them interact with one another. When one laughs, so does the other and when one cries, the other cries even louder. They really enjoy learning about this world together. As we watch them grow and develop, we feel that we have been so blessed by the grace of God...We think of you all often and the wonderful part that you played in our lives. We thank you for your support, patience, understanding, friendliness and the kindness that you showed two farmers...You all turned a very sad and lonely situation into something beautiful and joyous...
I came to Dr. Gianfortoni in May 2002 after several years of trying to conceive unsuccessfully...After surgery to remove my tubes, I was gearing up for my first IVF cycle in August 2002. The entire staff was just WONDERFUL...I remember joking with Dr. G about me being thrown out of the hen house for lack of production of follicles/eggs but Dr. G (as usual) kept me on the straight and narrow and reassured me that it wasn't "quantity, it was quality!" Thankfully that held true!!! My first IVF cycle, I had 3 eggs and we transferred my "eggs". I got pregnant with my first attempt but I unfortunately had a miscarriage. Devastated and scared, I again consulted with Dr. G regarding another IVF cycle. Again I got 3 eggs and all 3 fertilized again. I took my pregnancy test on December 16. I remember June calling me at exactly 2:10 pm that day with the best news of my whole life! It is POSITIVE!! I gave birth to my precious baby girl on September 5. She is the light of our lives and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of Dr. Gianfortoni. The whole experience from Dr. Gianfortoni and his staff all the way to Virginia IVF and Andrology Center as well - they were truly wonderful and compassionate. It is a very stressful ordeal but it helps to have the support of people who truly understand and have been where you now stand.