In Australian Broker print edition 10.11, we brought you the story of Adelaide broker Kylie Gower’s emotionally gut-wrenching journey to parenthood. While her two beautiful daughters are now here, one baby remains in critical condition and Gower is asking her fellow brokers for help.
Gower, unable to bear children due to due to an earlier battle with cancer of the uterus, opted to use an Indian surrogate last year in a final effort to fulfil her desire to be a mother. After months of heartache, including the surrogate’s miscarriage of the first pregnancy and the breaking down of Gower’s relationship with her then-fiancé, Gower is finally, and ecstatically, a mother.
However, on May 10th, Gower’s twin baby girls, Namaeya and Hati, were born by emergency caesarean, weighing only 2.2 pounds and 1.6 pound respectively – and things are still touch-and-go with one of the babies.
“I am in Delhi,” Gower writes in an email sent yesterday, “and Namaeya is doing really well, but Hati is still really sick. We have been running a donation page as my NICU costs are now up to $27,000 for six weeks and I am expected to receive a further $50,000 over the next eight weeks.”
To show your support for Gower and her two baby girls, please visit her donation page by clicking here.
To view Gower's blog, including further information on her journey, click here.