OPINION: Surrogacy story - the one that made a difference

19th March 2017 11:30 AM
Alexia Purcell is News Regional Media's social media editor. Alexia Purcell is News Regional Media's social media editor. Iain Curry

AS A journalist I have met some amazing people, seen some terrible things and written some stories that absolutely break my heart.

But when they make a difference, when something I have written helps someone - that is all that matters and it makes me so proud.

Recently I interviewed a beautiful couple who after 17 rounds of IVF and more than $100,000 out-of-pocket had been told their only chance of becoming parents is through surrogacy.

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I was expecting it to be a hard call. And it was. There was lots of tears - on both ends.

I have been vocal in sharing my own IVF journey - something that I thought was going to destroy me - but after four long years we finally got what we dreamed of: a beautiful baby boy and now, a beautiful baby girl.

I feel so incredibly lucky.

Speaking to this couple I could relate - the injections, the doctors' appointments, the procedures, the hope, the despair, the heartbreak.

>> READ MY STORY: Maybe baby: an IVF journey

But I got my outcome, I have my family.

This couple, they are still trying and hoping and praying.

So I offered to help tell their story - a small gesture in the grand scheme of things. But it made a difference. Such a big difference.

Their story is an incredible one of resilience, faith and remarkable selflessness. And it touched thousands of people.

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Alexia Purcell is News Regional Media's social media editor. You can connect with Alexia on her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/alexiajpurcell