Our Cancer and Surrogacy Fund

$11,500 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 35 months
Hi Everyone!

Felicity here. In 2015, David and I were just like any other happily married couple, and decided it was time to start our family. We were so excited! Life was pretty wonderful!

However in July that year I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. It was a real shock! Whereas most people diagnosed with bowel cancer are in their 70's, I was just 33 years old. I lead an incredibly healthy lifestyle, and have no family history of cancer.

I was rushed into surgery to remove a golf ball sized tumour in my colon, and then scheduled to commence Chemotherapy as soon as I had recovered from surgery.

These treatments are why I am still here today, one year later, but chemotherapy comes at a high price. I am no longer able to carry a child.

Our dreams are still alive too though, as we were able to preserve four embryos before chemo began. This means if we can find an amazing person to be our surrogate we might still be able to have our family.

Having cancer has hit us hard financially - we have both experienced a big drop in earnings while living costs have risen. 

We are so grateful that our hope is still alive, but we need to be realistic too. Surrogacy is an expensive and complicated process. As 'Intended Parents' we will pay all expenses incurred by the Surrogate.
Here are some of the costs associated with surrogacy:
-Fertility treatments
-Legal fees
-Phycology sessions
-Travel costs
We may also use the money donated here towards other costs we incur as a result of my diagnosis, such as scans, consults with specialists and prescriptions.

In the last year David and I have been overwhelmed by the love and support the we have received from friends, family and other well-wishers. Just knowing you care can brighten our spirits in even our darkest moments during this difficult time. We don't expect anything from anyone, but are regularly touched by people who want to help, which is beautiful. So if you would like to contribute in a financial way, we hope this site will be helpful to you. We really appreciate every cent or penny! Who knows, perhaps one day there will be a little person around who will grow up knowing that many people joined in to get them here!

All my love to you all,
Felicity
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Here is a link to the article in the Mercury
http://www.themercury.com.au/lifestyle/felicity-walker-searching-for-surrogate-to-carry-baby-she-longs-for/news-story/da4e09a3a8cb98c08f64ac49fc814fd5

We've been so grateful to have this opportunity to share our story, and continue to be blown away by the love and support coming at us from all directions.
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We got the amazing opportunity of being interviewed for the Mercury today! Very unexpected and also appreciated. It should be published on Sunday. I'll try and share a link when it's available.
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If supporting organisations rather than individuals is more your thing, OR if giving to organisations as well as individuals is your thing here are a couple of links you might be interested in. Gus is 10 years old, and is swimming for 90 mins to raise money for Bowel Cancer Australia. https://www.mycause.com.au/page/130410/swimming-for-a-cause
Andy is shaving off his mighty beard for the GI Cancer Institute. https://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/AndyThirdborough
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Here is a link to the Radio interview. It starts about 4 minutes in. https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/peBDzwPy23?play=true
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$11,500 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 35 months
Created July 22, 2016
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$150
Anonymous
26 months ago
$200
Anonymous
26 months ago
$10
Anonymous
26 months ago
$50
Melissa Kelly
26 months ago

Felicity was beautiful, kind, generous, and inspiring.

JS
$100
Jennifer Spiegel
27 months ago
JT
$100
Jaclyn Thurley
27 months ago

I love you Felicity. I find you the most positive, selfless inspirational human being. Thinking of you, Dave and your family and friends during this time. Xx Jac and Lewy

AM
$100
Alasdair Moore
27 months ago

Xxxx

SM
$50
Sarah Mctavish
27 months ago

To a very brave and amazing person, you may be very far away but we all love you very much, stay strong and beautiful, lots of love The Mctavish's x x x

EG
$50
Emily Goss
27 months ago
$150
Matthew Prince
27 months ago

Love you guys so much, I really feel so help less this far away, I really want you to know how much I care for you both.

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