I hope you’re all having a wonderful start to the year. I have had a surprisingly busy beginning to 2017! There has been lots of exciting news and new opportunities…some have presented themselves and some I went looking for! 😉 For example, I am organising some fundraisers in my place of work throughout the year, I am going to be doing some Bridal Catwalk Modelling, we got the wonderful news that we have another Great Niece or Nephew on the way which is just amazing and I have taken on a new role as an ‘Egg Donor Support’ with Altrui – the egg donation agency! It is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting year ahead! 😀
I was really touched to be contacted by Alison at Altrui asking if I could help set up a Crowdfunding page for a couple trying for a baby. Of course I said yes as I do like to help in any way that I can. I got in contact with Saskia who told me her story…..
To explain briefly, her and her husband started trying for a baby in 2005. Since then, she has had 3 stillbirths (2 boys and a girl), a diagnosis of an incompetent cervix, 3 ectopic pregnancies, major surgery losing her Fallopian tubes, a failed IVF cycle and a failed egg donation cycle, as well as counselling sessions and a lot of upset along the way!!! In May, it will be 12 years since her first positive pregnancy test…and they still don’t have a baby! 😦 My heart broke for them when she told me her story but I was amazed at how positive she sounds and is ready to start all over again!
They have now exhausted all NHS funding so they now need to try and raise funds for them to try another egg donation cycle! So for the last few days, I have been busy setting up the Crowdfunding page for them. I cannot explain how heartbreaking it is to read her story, how touching it is to be asked to help and how inspirational it is that, after so many years of heartache and heartbreak, they are STILL trying to have a baby – 12 years later! They just want to be a family!
So, going back to what I said earlier about some opportunities presenting themselves and some I went after…. Well I am a great believer in going after what you want and I don’t let anything hold me back anymore. I have changed a lot over the years, believe it or not, I wasn’t always quite so forward. I had asked Alison a few times about helping more with Altrui and now, after nagging and badgering, the opportunity has presented itself! 😉 Let’s hope I can do more in future to help ladies in need of donor eggs or those wishing to donate. 🙂
I have learnt over the years to never stop reaching for the stars, never stop believing in myself and never stop setting myself new challenges! Who knows where things might lead – if I don’t try, I’ll never know! 😀 I get a lot of inspiration for the things I do from some of the amazing people around me….. find out what inspires you and run with it! ❤
“If you don’t go after what you, you’ll never know how amazing it could be!”
Love to all…..and don’t forget to share! 😉
THANK YOU! xxxxxxx