A desperate couple seeking the public’s help to expand their family after suffering a devastating miscarriage, Mike and Kerry Snape have made the difficult decision to ask the public to help fund their treatment for their second IVF baby.
Cheshire based couple, have set up a Go Fund Me Page in the hope that the public’s generosity can help them pay towards the costs of surrogacy treatment.
Their first baby a miracle girl, Olivia, was born through egg donation and surrogacy in 2018 and she has brought so much joy to the family, but now couple feels for Olivia to have a brother or sister.
After devastating news that their surrogate had a miscarriage last week, they finally decided to make their fundraising page as a last resort. Mike, 31, said: “We were all so overjoyed when we saw the heartbeat on our first ultrasound scan with our surrogate, everything was fine. “Days later our world came to an abrupt halt when our beautiful friend told us that she had a bleed which wasn’t stopping. We raced over to Derby to be at her side.
After this miscarriage few days were so depressing for the couple because they were desperately waiting for a new member of their family and they were sad for their daughter as well because they know she would adore having a sibling because she plays so well with cousins and friends’ babies.”
The couple had used their last embryo on their second surrogate and now the whole process has to begin again and that would will cost in thousands.
Despite of very expensive treatment couple want to complete their family,.
Surrogacy is the only option for cuple because Kerry, 33, was left infertile after she had cancer of the bladder when she was 21 months old, her bladder was removed and her cancer was treated but unfortunately the rounds of radiotherapy and chemotherapy destroyed her ovaries.
Mike has said his wife is even more remarkable as she works in a ‘cruel but rewarding place’ for someone who is infertile.
He said: “The sad fact is that my wife works in ultrasound for the NHS at the Royal Stoke University Hospital so her day to day job is working in maternity at the early pregnancy unit and supporting pregnant ladies, so it is a very cruel but rewarding occupation for someone who is infertile.”
Kerry also faces a daily battle from the affects of her cancer treatment when she was a baby.
She was classed as menopausal at the age of two due to her having no ovaries and is on a HRT medication originally designed for menopausal woman.
The couple need to raise £10,000 for the final stage of their surrogacy treatment and so far their Go Fund Me page has generated more than £4,000
Surrogacy treatment is not supported on the NHS in the UK but the couple hope it will be in the future.
News Resource – cheshire-live.co.uk, September 24, 2020