For those of you who know us, you likely already know our story. For those of you who don’t and are interested in taking the time to learn a bit about us and why we are starting this Go Fund Me, please feel free to read on. (NOTE: We got several questions about donating through regular pin-card. Click Here if this is your preferred method.)
We’re Susanne and Martijn, and we are looking for help to fund our surrogacy.
4 Months ago I (Susanne) was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer. You have to be kidding me, right? Does that really happen? Well, it does and it did. The diagnosis was devastating for me. After a struggle of three months I am now cancer free. I survived, but lost the ability to carry a child.
Getting diagnosed with cancer brought lots of tears and sadness but also lots of love and support. Having a hysterectomy at such a young age (I am 30 years old) has been emotionally exhausting. It’s something you never think about when you’re starting a family. It’s not just losing some organs. It’s losing yourself and it’s losing a part of you that no woman of childbearing age would ever want to lose. It was the hardest thing I have endured but I came out so much stronger than before.
Surrogacy is still an option - albeit an expensive one – but adoption and foster care are not. Asking for help is not something we are good at, ask anyone that knows us. We just don’t do it. But we have come to realize that we can’t do this alone. Our heart has so much love to give, even more since I was given a second chance at life. There are lots of expenses associated with surrogacy including lawyer fees, doctor fees, egg retrieval, implantation, and expenses for our surrogate.
Whether it is loving support, prayers, financial assistance, or maybe you know someone who has thought about surrogacy, we want to thank you for anything you can offer to help us in this next step.
All our love,
Susanne & Martijn
P.S. wil je graag doneren, maar heb je geen creditcard? Dan kan je eventueel geld overmaken via Tikkie: https://tikkie.me/pay/4p0nrnkkte9o904el73g