Marian Sandberg

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2016-03-22 at 01:21:48

Marian is a parent from Adelaide. Shortly after becoming married, Marian was diagnosed with complicated auto-immune diseases which would put her and her baby’s health at serious risk should she attempt a pregnancy. It became their quest to find a surrogate through the online community. They were successful in engaging with their (now) close friend and surrogate – Brisbane based Rachel Kunde. While they experienced tragedy  when Baby Hugo was born with a rare, fatal neurological condition, they refused to give up. David and Marian welcomed MAtilda in June 2018 again with the help of Rachel.  Marian is now a SASS mentor.


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