Demeter Fertility Clinic at Hurstville has answered a couple’s call for help.
In response to a radio segment on Kiis FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show, the clinic offered to freeze a young woman’s eggs while she has cancer treatment.
Monique Cromer, 18, who is studying childcare, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January this year, and is undergoing chemotherapy.
Her partner of three years, Joshua Doyle, appealed for help from the radio community, to raise money so that the pair could achieve their dream of having children one day.
Touched by her story, David Knight from Demeter Fertility agreed to carry out the procedure to freeze and store Ms Cromer’s eggs pro-bono, including covering all treatment costs and a round of IVF if needed.
“Being diagnosed was such a shock, and then being faced with the uncertainty around my fertility, it was devastating, especially being so young,” Ms Cromer said.
“I’ve always wanted kids, and the doctors said the faster I try for children after my treatment, the better.
“I was so overwhelmed and amazed to learn my boyfriend had reached out for help, and I’m so grateful to Dr Knight and his team. They took four eggs. I can’t thank them enough.”
Dr Knight said he was happy to help the young couple.
“I just saw someone in a really difficult situation who needed help,” he said.
“I did what I felt was right...to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.”