Good Afternoon CFTP,This week's Sunday spotlight is a special one. We have an opportunity to showcase our CFTP Family closeness and to help a fellow CFTP family.Danny and Shante Reeder have been a part of The Point for over 3 years and have become a great asset to us. Not only that, I like to joke around with them and call them #utahsfittestcouple ... LOL. I truly love the Reeders and hope that we can help them in their future endeavor. Shante wrote up exactly what they plan to do so instead of hearing it in my word, let's here it from them.
Dear CFTP Family,I have debated for several months about writing this letter and sharing it with all of you. Part of me is nervous to expose this part of our life with so many people, and the other part of me is scared that once I put it out there, it becomes even more of a reality.For the last 3 1/2 years, Danny and I have been trying to add another baby to our family. A little over a year ago, we finally took the plunge and went to a fertility specialist. After undergoing all the tests to determine if there was an issue, we found that for some unknown reason, there was a problem that would make it very difficult to conceive again. All of the Dr.’s we’ve seen have said the problem is not fixable. Our options of fertility treatments are very limited, and those that were recommend to us came with an extremely high price tag, and less than a 10-30% chance of working.Anyone who has gone through something like this, or know someone who has, knows the emotional, mental, and physical tole it takes on a family. After hearing the results last December, we decided to take a break from all of it and enjoy our beautiful boys and the life that we have built with them. It’s taken over a year for me to finally come to terms with the reality they gave us, and make a decision about where we go, and what to do with the information given. Knowing that there are so many babies who need good homes, Danny and I have decided that we are going to start to process of adoption. A lot of thought, tears, and prayers have gone into knowing what the best plan for our family is. We both feel comforted and at peace, knowing that somewhere out there, there is a baby that is meant to come into our home and make our family complete.The adoption process is not a quick and easy road, and there are a lot of factors that play into it. But after exploring our options on how to get started, we both felt strongly that getting the courage to share our story and reach out to our friends and family would be the best avenue to start with. There is no doubt in my mind that this will open doors, and lead us to opportunities we otherwise would not have, because of the amazing people we have in our lives.So, our CFTP family, we are asking each of you, to please think of our family and pass along our story to whomever you feel impressed and inspired to share it with. I know that many of you don’t know us well, and only see us in passing a few times here and there, but I truly feel that we are all a family at CFTP and that we can make a miracle happen together.Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of those who have known about this trial and have been there for our family in more ways than I can count. I am thankful everyday that we came to The Point and have had the privilege of making so many life long friends.Thank you Shante and Danny for giving us an opportunity to be part of this next step in your lives. If any of you have any leads or connections please contact the Reeders or if you need their information, feel free to contact me for that information.I am truly thankful for the sense of family we have at The Point. Thank you all for being so supportive to each other and always willing to help when called upon. I look up to all of you.Coach Dan