London, Sep 17 (IANS) A woman who was given 9,000 pounds by late singer George Michael has given birth to a boy.
Lynette Gillard spent 13 years battling to conceive. She even went on “Deal Or No Deal” in 2008 to see if she could find the money for vital IVF treatment through that – a decision that would result in Michael watching her episode and anonymously donating 9,000 pounds to her by tracking her down through Channel 4 bosses.
Now Gillard, 38, is a proud mother to Seth Logan George Hart – who carries the singer’s moniker as his middle name, reports mirror.co.uk.
She gave birth two weeks ago and even listened to Michael’s songs during her labour and as she cuddled Seth for the first time.
“I hope he’s looking down smiling, knowing I have what I’ve always longed for,” she told the Sun newspaper. “He believed in me and gave me hope to keep trying even when I felt it was useless.”
Lynette went through nine rounds of IVF in total thanks to George’s generous gift, which he gave on condition that he would remain the anonymous benefactor throughout his life.
Last year Lynette and her partner Nathan Hart decided to have one last try at IVF treatment – but fell pregnant naturally just before they were due to start their final round.
“I found out I was pregnant on the day he died,” Lynette added. “I’m sure when he grows up, Seth will look up to George as an inspiration.”
The singer died in December last year.
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