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A woman who lost her reproductive organs as a child has asked her mother to act as a surrogate - and give birth to her own grandchild

"Geri Doughty" (2020-08-04)


A woman who lost her reproductive organs as a child has asked her mother to act as a surrogate - and give birth to her own grandchild.

Jasmine Bowley, 21, from Norwich, had her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed when she developed Ewing's sarcoma, a form of cancer, in her pelvis at the age of seven - which also affected her womb.

After meeting her partner Daniel Bell, 27, the couple were desperate to have a child of their own and initially had hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with a view to undergoing IV, using a donor egg. 

But the treatment failed and Jasmine's mother, Sabrina Bowley, 39, has now volunteered to carry the child - which will be conceived using Daniel's sperm and a donor egg - and give birth to her own grandchild.

Jasmine Bowley, from Norwich, is hoping to raise £20,000 so her mother Sabrina (left with Jasmine) can act as a surrogate for her child

The family now hopes to raise £20,000 on Mother-of-four Sabrina said: 'I feel like it's the only and biggest thing I can do for my daughter and her partner. To give them the gift of life would make all my dreams and her's come true.

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'I'm a proud mum and will be a proud grandmother.
I'm truly proud of my daughter and how far she has got in life despite everything she has gone through.'People have been telling me that I'm a wonderful and amazing mum for agreeing to do this but I'm not. Jasmine (pictured aged seven with her brother Reece) had her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed when she developed pelvic Ewing's sarcoma as a child After Jasmine met her partner Daniel Bell (pictured together), the couple were desperate to have a child of their own and initially had hormone replacement therapy with a view to have IVF 'I'm just helping my daughter out like any other mum would.

It just so happens that in this instance I'm going to help her become a mum.'I've done it four times before so I know what to do.'Jasmine was diagnosed with pelvic Ewing's sarcoma when she was just seven and she bravely beat the disease.Her Fallopian tubes and were removed during surgery to remove her cancer while radiotherapy damaged her womb.Having dreamed of becoming a mother for most of her life, the only option available to Jasmine was hormone replacement therapy which would hopefully encourage her womb to grow and allow her to become a mother through IVF. Pictured: Jasmine and her mother Sabrina holding a photograph of the pair when Jasmine was ill as a child Sabrina (pictured when Jasmine was 18 months old) has volunteered to carry the child - which will be conceived using Daniel's sperm and a donor egg - and give birth to her own grandchildBut the treatment failed to stimulate growth in Jasmine's womb leaving her with little option but to apply for surrogacy privately at a cost of £20,000.She said: 'If the hormone replacement therapy had worked I would have been able to have had an artificial insemination.'Becoming a mum would be a dream come true for me and something I've always wanted.'I'd had hormone replacement therapy as a teenager and even though it didn't work I still thought I'd have a small chance of becoming a mum naturally..'In a heart-to-heart chat, Jasmine, Daniel and Sabrina decided the only way Jasmine could become a mother would be through a private surrogacy - and that Sabrina would be the .Sabrina said she may even give birth naturally.

She added: 'We were told when she was younger that Jasmine would probably be unable to have children but as the years went on we always clung to hope. Jasmine was diagnosed with pelvic Ewing's sarcoma when she was just seven and she bravely beat the disease (Pictured: Jasmine at age six)'When we realised we had no other option than to go privately it was spoken about who would be the surrogate and I offered to do it after a long conversation between the three of us.'As we talked about the options it struck me that the easiest thing to do would be for me to be the surrogate.

Daniel and Jasmine discussed it and we decided between the three of us that that was what we would do.'It only seemed right and best for me to do it and I have had other pregnancies all healthy and fine.'It's the gift of life and I want to help in anyway I can. Here is more info on have a look at our web page. 'Jasmine, Daniel and Sabrina hope to raise the £20,000 needed for the procedure before Sabrina undergoes IVF to become pregnant using Daniel's sperm and a donor egg. <div class="art-ins mol-factbox floatRHS femail" data-version="2" id="mol-891a9860-5234-11ea-ae91-e5fc410000e9" website could give birth to her own GRANDCHILD