As always, I want to thank each and every one of you for the effort, heart, passion, soul and hard work that goes into every day of the wonderful work you all do. From the fabulous Nurture team, to the staff and Doctors of the Cape Fertility Clinic who have all become so familiar to me and are all such amazing people! You ALL give me faith that this world is filled with so many good hearted people, amongst a world that can be so selfish at times.
“Today was the day my eggs were being retrieved and I woke up feeling vibrant and happy! Finally the day had arrived where I get to put a smile on someone else’s face, I am going to be part of the bigger picture and give someone else the chance to feel the joy of having a baby. 16 of my precious eggs were retrieved, I am holding thumbs that the couple are able to conceive.
A grateful donor”
“I so badly want to send the couple a little message to say how much of an amazing privilege it was to donate for them, but I can’t find the words! If they just know that I say thank you and wish them all the luck in the world, I would appreciate that. Fingers crossed for them over the next two weeks!”
I’ve just completed my fourth and probably my last donation (for the forseeable future).
Being one of your donors has been such an enriching experience and I think I’m that much of a better person for it.
I was chatting to my mum just the other day and I was raving about how awesome my skin gets – all glowy and acne free – when I’m on the injections and growing my dozen.
She asked me if that’s why I donate and I chuckled.
The conversation got a bit more intense though. She asked if I didn’t feel like I was cheating her and my dad by giving out the secret recipe so to speak.
I told her that I donated mostly because a recipe that good is worth a share. She wants grandchildren so bad…
I told her that somewhere out there, there’s a woman who wants a child just as badly. That this woman probably has a mother who wants a grandchild just as much and for a while they thought they would never get what they so desired.
Then someone told them there was a way.
It feels so good to know that I could bring happiness and a blessing to a family and that in some little way, if I decide not to have children of my own – my family’s legacy will live on. Not in the genes… but the legacy of kindness, compassion… the legacy will shine in the eyes of a mother to her child and her child to her elders.
I’m sad to close this chapter. I will definitely keep telling my friends about Nurture. And if there’s anyway I can help (minus the eggs) I would love to get involved.
“I just went for my post-donation scan this morning. Everything’s back to normal. Thanks for all the help Nurture. You guys were brilliant!”
“I just want to thank you guys for the best treatment I received. You are the best, from the initial phone call when I applied to the very end.
God bless you and I am grateful from the bottom of my heart. Please continue making more donors and recipients feel valued and loved.”
“Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. Our family is now complete, and it would have been impossible without you, and we are forever grateful.
Please pass our thanks and love to our donor and let her know she is a proper real-life hero and has changed our lives more than she could ever imagine. We cannot thank her enough.”
“After six donations, I’m so sad that this amazing journey with you all has come to an end – it feels like time has just flown by!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your love, support and inspiration – this experience truly has changed my life, and I’m so glad that I got to share it with you.
You are all so amazing and I’m so proud to be a Nurture donor.”
“I have a friend who is very interested in doing an egg donation after I told her all about it and I have referred her to Nurture because I’ve had such a wonderful experience with your team.
Thank you so much for everything!”
We are still in a ‘surreal’ moment and not quite believing it! But it seems the numbers don’t lie and our doctor is pleased with everything. He doesn’t want any other bloods for now so we just wait for the scan now.
You know, we absolutely adored you and Melany and we could really feel how genuinely you wanted this to work for us. So maybe all those positive vibes rubbed off!
We also had a coffee with Tertia and she just said all the right things too. She was rapt with our news as well and I am very happy to kickstart your working week with some good news! No actually….some great news!!
We will definitely keep you all posted with our progress. You have been such a huge support for us. I know I’ve said it before, but you beautiful ladies seriously have the greatest jobs in the world and you do it to perfection!!