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‘Why the heck not?’ I had this crazy intense urge to be pregnant, but I didn’t want another kid. ‘Omg, I could help another family have a child!’: Mom of 2 shares journey to surrogacy

“The idea bounced around in the back of my mind, on again off again, not really sure if it was even there. But it was; the idea stuck, and it didn’t leave. I realized I had a gift, this ability to provide a safe and perfect place for those tiny little cells to grow into a living, breathing baby. I knew in my heart I wanted to share it.”

‘I know you can’t speak. Simply squeeze my hand. Was the chemo you had RED in color?’ My family began preparing their goodbyes.’: Breast cancer survivor becomes mom of 4, triplet mom via surrogacy

“I squeezed the doctor’s hand as tightly as I could. Within seconds an alarm rang, sirens sounded. Then I felt a voice, a presence, something within me telling me not to give up. This wasn’t the end, I had to find a way through. I held on with every fiber of my being.”

‘Mom, I don’t like my hands.’ Her gloves always had an extra space. She came to me with her piggy bank, begging for four-fingered gloves.’: Little girl with limb difference ‘beaming with joy’ after gifted custom gloves

“For the first time, she realized she was ‘different.’ This was her cascading moment. This meant something. I put it out there, hoping for ideas, suggestions, anything. And the glorious interconnectivity of the internet answered back.”

‘My cheek was swollen. The doctor said, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before. Your life expectancy is 6 years old.’: Woman gets Facial Infiltrating Lipomatosis diagnosis after 22-year battle

“We were told, ‘The swelling must be from the position she slept in. It’s nothing. It will go away soon.’ Weeks went by, but nothing changed. When puberty hit, my face was growing faster than I was. I had unexplainable headaches and nosebleeds. I was sleeping all day long. Everywhere I went, I got stares, whispers, and pointing fingers.”

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