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IN People ON 20 Dec, 2015
It's not always that lovers get married and have a beautiful family immediately. Some couples try so hard to have a baby but to no avail. Some become pregnant, but eventually the child passes away due to some infection or genetic disease.
And sometimes, this can cause problems that lead to a divorce. So, what can a mother do if she still wants to have a baby, even though she no longer has a husband?
Here is the inspiring story of a woman who has experienced grief and loss and yet has not given up because at the end, there is always a hope for living the life.
Aminah with her beautiful child named Marlon. She had Marlon with her husband with whom she was living a happy and lovingly life. However, there was something peculiar about Marlon.
Marlon apparently had a disease that doctors weren't able to immediately identify. After just four short months, Marlon sadly died. Because of this, Aminah had problems with her husband and so they had a divorce.
Aminah was able to meet a new man and get pregnant with her second child. Sadly, her second son Louis also passed away just after two months. One good thing is that doctors now realize what was wrong.
Aminah was actually passing down X-linked myotubular myopathy to her children. This condition negatively affects the movement of her babies. Will Aminah ever have a healthy baby? There was a 25% chance that her next child would also get the same fatal condition.
In 2011, Aminah decided to have a sperm donor to get pregnant. And finally, she had a healthy baby girl named Leila. Aside from that, she took the baby to meet the biological father.
This is Scott Andersen, the sperm donor of Aminah. Upon meeting, they agreed to see each other perhaps for every several weeks to keep in touch and maintain the bond between the father, the mother, and the pretty child.
After a couple of meetings, it seemed that the two were really attracted to each other and so, they started actually dating.
Now, they are officially engaged and Aminah finally has a child, a loving partner and a family that she would forever love and protect.