A sad beginning
Aminah Hart is a 42-year-old woman from Melbourne Australia that was having problems having a child. She had given birth twice before, but both children died soon after being born. Both deaths were due to a genetic disorder called x-linked myotubular myopathy, a condition that affects muscles used for movement and occurs almost exclusively in boys.
“You can’t really put it into words. I had two relationships and two children but it wasn’t until the second one that I got a diagnosis of the genetic disorder,” Aminah told Dailymail. Doctors told her the odds of her children having the condition were one in four.
Hope in a stranger
Since Aminah was then single and desperately wanted a child, she decided to go with a sperm donor for her next efforts. “It took me a long time to make the decision and I considered everything: my age, social status and that I carried a fatal genetic disorder…I had the understanding that I wasn’t a great prospect,” she said.
In 2011, Aminah chose the sperm of a man named Scott Andersen. The following year, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl she named Leila.