Weʼve raised £18 to Fund the final costs for my IVF egg donation
- Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
- Funded on Monday, 25th September 2017
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Hi, I'm Shirly and I have wanted to be a mother for many years. I am asking for your help in raising funds for egg donation and helping me to fulfill my dream of becoming a mother.
Six years have already passed since my desire to be a mother began to burn in my soul. This need, this yearning, led me to a meeting with a fertility doctor. The doctor was decisive: only fertility treatments will yield pregnancy but at the same time, there was a condition on which there was no compromise - A drastic reduction in weight was required.
I have made up my mind to do everything to fulfill my dream. I went on a journey which I hoped that at the end of it I will be hugging my child! I couldn’t imagine how complicated the mission would become.
The first goal was weight loss. I chose to undergo a gastric bypass surgery, all in order to lose weight quickly so that I could carry a pregnancy in a safe and healthy way. I admit it took longer than I expected. After a long time I shed 60 kg! The first goal was achieved successfully!
The second goal I set for myself in pregnancy journey was fertility treatments, on the way to become a single mother. I underwent fertility treatments during 12 difficult months. Protocols, injections and many other difficulties. I was sure pregnancy and motherhood would happen much sooner. Unfortunately, reality tapped on my face for the first time.
The second time reality tapped harshly on my face happened after these long 12 months. A regular breast check was required because of the long fertility process. I was sent to do a mammography X-Ray and breast cancer at the initial stage was found!!! I was so frightened! I was stressed! I felt that my world was turning upside down. But mostly I felt my dream was going away.
One of my friends that recovered from breast cancer, told me to hold strongly to my dream. I did that!! For half a year I underwent surgery and radiation when all that held me was the thought that no one and nothing would prevent me from being a mother!
As soon as I was allowed by the oncologist I went back to the fertility treatments. But this time my body betrayed me, and did not respond well. Hours of consultations with quite a few senior doctors and experts have led me to realize that the only option I have to fulfill my dream is egg donation.
At first it sounded hard to me, I could not digest - a child not from my genes?! But, reality is stronger than any imagination, I managed to go through an amazing process of understanding and internalization that will grow in my womb – is totally mine! I'm was not going to give up my dream of being a mother!
I examined all the options and realized that I one option – An egg donation from Kiev which is the shortest process which acceptable by the oncologist. The total sum of the process including all expenses is about GBS 11,000. Unfortunately I do not have the full amount, as I am still paying the allowance I took for the fertility treatments. I spent over GBS 17,500 during these unsuccessful treatments.
I turn to you because only you can determine how this journey will end!
Your help will allow me to embrace this baby I wish for so much. Your help will allow me to end the journey with a smile, happiness and joy.
You are the ones to help me become a proud mother! Thank you in advance, Shirly
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
I can't find the words to express the deep desire to become a mother! ONLY with your help it can happen . Please come in and show your support. Time frame until fertility treatment begins is limited. Thank you ❤