After being diagnosed with precancerous cells of the cervix, 39-year-old nurse Rebecca Brown wasn’t sure that she’d ever become a mother.
In a fortunate turn of events, Rebecca won one million dollars playing the lottery, allowing her to afford two rounds of IVF. The elated single mom-to-be is now due to give birth in January 2020.
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Rebecca Brown Uses Lottery Winnings to Fund IVF Treatments, and Now She’s Going to Be a Mom
After being told by doctors that she should move quickly if she wanted a child, Rebecca knew that she wanted to move forward, but wasn’t sure how she could afford the high cost of fertility treatment.
“I always thought I might have wanted children but I was never motivated enough to make it happen. The hospital told me if I wanted to have children I had to do it sooner rather than later.”
“Then at my last check-up, they said they might have to do a hysterectomy so that’s when told them, if I don’t have to have it, I’m going to have a baby.”
Thanks to her share of a family lottery win, the mom from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire was able to move forward with IVF.
“I was poorly last year and I thought, I want to do it, I’ve got to. I was able to pay for it so I did,” shared Rebecca. “My dad said, ‘But you need a man first’ and I said, ‘No, I don’t.’”
The lucky mama is choosing to keep her baby’s gender a surprise.
“’We do refer to it as a boy and call it Percy but whether it ends up being a Percy remains to be seen,” she added.
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.
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