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Me & my boyfriend Chris are wanting to raise money for our IVF fund due to being told early this year I wasn't able to concieve naturally due to my fallopian tubes being damaged beyond repair, next month I will be having my tubes removed which will give the IVF more of a chance of success. I'm not eligible for NHS funding due to my boyfriend already having a child from a previous relationship, unfortunately I'm penelised for this, I'm still childless it's so unfair how the system works.
Right now we can't afford to pay for it, I'm 32 now & by the time I reach 35 the chances of IVF working reduce by half, I'm so desperate for a child of my own & i currently feel worthless & less of a woman & I feel I don't serve a purpose. We want a child together & we see people around us having babies & it break's my heart, as much as I'm happy for them I just can't understand why I'm not normal just like them.
I hide my emotions behind smiles but inside I'm hurting.. Chris picks up my spirits & tries to makes me think positive, his support keeps me going.
I don't want to sacrifice my happy & healthy relationship with the man I love and be forced to go through IVF alone on the NHS for my dream of having a child, it's tough, I've decided I'll try and raise the money to atleast give it a go in the hope it works for us.
We would really appreciate any donation's given and thank anyone for reading our story, updates on our journey will follow.
Amanda & Chris
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