Weʼre raising £4,000 to help fund private treatment towards sterilisation reversal
- 22 days to go
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Hello, my name is Ben and this is my story...
It‘s been over three years being with my beautiful fianceé Claire. We have had an incredible last few years together and shared so many fond memories. After being together for so long, I realise this is the girl I want to spend the rest of my life with. I love her with all my heart. And there is nothing I would change about it besides growing stronger together as a couple and starting our own family.
...Claire is already a Mother to five children however I haven‘t got any children of my own and it is something I have longed for throughout my life. It is not often something I think about on a daily basis however as time passes, I realise having a child of my own is something I would love and having one with the girl I love is my ultimate dream.
However, it doesn’t come straight forward for us as there are obstacles in our way unfortunately. Claire was sterilised 10 years ago with the thoughts of not having anymore children, therefore unable to concieve. It was only since being together, the topic of starting a family began to come into conversation often and knowing we had both found someone that we’d love to have a child with has become a reality check for us both.
With an age gap between us and Claire being older than me, we are worried our chances of success may be very slim as time is also against us knowing we are both getting older. The option for sterilisation reversal is something we have discussed extensively however it would only be available privately costing in the region of around £4K. Neither of us sadly have this money to hand to begin any sort of progress in starting a family.
What do I ask for today?
I am asking for donations towards private treatment, so together myself and Claire could at least have a shot at starting our own family before it’s too late and the odds stack against us. We are both fully aware of the consequences, knowing even with treatment - it may not even work! However I am determined to think optimistically in the hopes of believing that good things come to those that wait and I am willing to try whatever options we have available, to enable us to start the process of starting our own family. Given the opportunity, it is worth taking the risk.
So please, if anyone is willing to donate money towards our future, we would be eternally grateful. For myself, becoming a parent for the first time would be the greatest gift and sharing it with the person I love would mean the world to me.
Thank you for your time.
Love Ben & Claire x
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