Give The Miracle Of Childbirth
1 in every 4,500 women in the world are diagnosed with MRKH Syndrome, meaning that they were born without a uterus. Without a uterus, women are unable to carry their own child and face the traumatizing emotional factors that come with the diagnosis.
When I was 18, I was diagnosed with MRKH Syndrome and it was the hardest news I have even been given in my entire life. I am doing this fundraiser because I want to contribute to the race to find a way to give the women diagnosed with MRKH Syndrome they ability to bear children. With this huge step in infertility research, these women will be given hope and ease the harsh emotional factors that are faced when they find out that they have this syndrome. People argue the fact that women can already have a surrogate mother, or adopt, but they do not understand how women feel when they are physically unable to carry their own child.
The UK womb transplantation research team, Womb Transplant UK, is led by Mr J. Richard Smith who has an international reputation for the development of fertility sparing surgical procedures. He is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, Imperial College London. Recently, their group of doctors and scientists discovered that they could transplant uterine, allowing women to be able to bear children. They have successfully done transplants in 5 women and the first child born from a transplanted uterus was born in 2014., completely healthy.
All proceeds of this fundraiser will go to Womb Transplant UK to fund their research and 5 planned uterine transplants in late 2015.