Just to give you a little background information on my situation, I was diagnosed with cancer in 1999 when I was 12 years old. I was diagnosed with germ-cell ovarian cancer. I of course, thought I was going to die. My doctors gave me a 65% of survival. I hadn’t known many people who have had cancer that actually survived. Cancer was a death sentence. We found that the cancer was growing from both my ovaries. Unfortunately, both had to be removed in surgery. Through my adolescent naivety, I thought, well, I don’t need those I don’t think…at least not to survive…so I thought it was ok. When all surgeries were finished and chemotherapy had started, I was taught what an ovary was because I had no idea. I was only 12 years old. I then learned I would never be able to conceive naturally, but only through the means of IVF.
The event was a huge success! With the help of FCI and Birdies for Babies we were able to afford the IVF treatments we needed and we were able to choose a donor and proceed with our first cycle.