'Create our Miracle' - IVF requiring donated egg/s
About the project
Firstly thank you all for taking the time to read my story.
I'm 38 years old and live in Hertfordshire. I am in a wonderful relationship with my Fiance and we have been together for over 15 years .
Last year I was rushed into hospital as my tube had wrapped itself around my ovary which then had to be removed. I have since found out that my left ovary doesn't function properly and that I am unable to conceive naturally. My partner and I are obviously devastated and to add insult to injury I have been refused IVF on the NHS as my partner has children from a previous marriage, now in their mid twenties.
We are hard working but to go privately will cost in the region of £9,000.00 (with no guarantee) as it is most likely that I will require donor eggs. This is currently beyond our reach, we have obviously started saving but this amount will take us forever. How is one ever supposed to afford such a precious thing. I have appealed to the NHS Trust, Downing Street and NHS England all without success.
We have researched many methods of IVF treatment, all of which are extortionately priced. We are now considering going abroad as the success rate currently is at 85%. We know this isn't guaranteed but its a higher percentage than the UK and definately worth trying. Unfortunately when I turn 39 this rate then decreases and so now we are also running out of time too.
It is extremely difficult to ask others for help but in order for us to succeed in becoming parents together we are willing to try. We have been trying for a baby for 2 years now and were obviously unaware of the problems until earlier this year following the results of many tests.
If you would like to support us, no matter how small, everything counts; this would be so gratefully received to help make our dream come true and create our little family, 'Create our Miracle'.
For us to have, to hold, to care for, to cherish and love forever a wonderful bundle of joy.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.