Hillary Mitchell

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-01-08 at 23:48:13

Hilary & her husband have a 12 year old boy that Hillary birthed naturally. Nine years ago at the age of 27,with a two year old son, Hillary she was diagnosed with cervical cancer that spread. After a hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiation carrying another child was out of the question. The couple attempted surrogacy in Nepal, but attempts with their last remaining embryos were unsuccessful. Finally, Hillary’s cousin offered to donate her eggs and they signed with a Canadian agency in Feb 2016 who matched them with a surrogate in Edmonton Alberta within four weeks. A successful transfer occured in Feb 2017 and little Leo was born in November 2017.

Hillary Mitchell


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