A Benalla family's unique gift helped their friends become a family.MONIQUE FREER April 9, 2014 3:12pm
Kristy Morrison had watched her friend Kristy Anderson go through heartbreak.
After 14 failed attempts at in-vitro fertilisation, Mrs Anderson and her husband Darryl’s final attempt in October 2011 was again unsuccessful.
It was their last frozen embryo.
Mrs Morrison sent Mrs Anderson a text message offering to help.
“Just say the word and I’d do it for you.’’
One week later they had agreed that Mrs Morrison would carry a baby for her friends.
Drew and Kristy Morrison have three daughters from IVF: 11-year-old twins Grace and Holly and seven-year-old Georgie.
‘‘We knew the feeling of thinking that it might not happen and how horrible that was,’’ Mrs Morrison said.
‘‘It also helped that we’d done IVF and we knew what was involved in the process, and I knew what I was offering in terms of all the hormones and drugs.
‘‘I’d always thought about donating eggs years ago and when I never really did that, so this was just taking it a little step further and actually carrying a baby.’’
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