Lamara Kelesheva is now 67 years old.
She is an ethnic Greek, was born in Greece.
She is a medic by profession, author of dozens of scientific papers.
At first, everything was going well in her personal life.
She got married, the couple raised their son.
In 2005, 23-year-old man was diagnosed with leukemia (blood cancer).
For three years she selflessly fought for her son.
In 2008, unfortunately he passed away.
The inconsolable mother saw no point in living on.
But the thought that his son should have a continuation on earth warmed him.
Before the course of chemotherapy, her son deposited the sperm (this is done because of the high risk of infertility after radiation).
– My son dreamed of a big family, and I decided that I would fulfill his will, – recalls Lamara.
– Not everyone understood me, someone condemned me.
Funds for IVF were collected by numerous relatives.
First, Lamara turned to reproductologists in Georgia.
We were looking for anonymous egg donors, surrogate mothers.
In two years, there were five attempts to transplant embryos, but unsuccessful.
It took all the money.
Hope for the realization of the dream was fading.
Later two surrogate mothers were impregnated at the same time.
And both became pregnant.
In January 2011, two pairs of twins were born.
Three boys and a girl.
Lamara’s husband was against “posthumous” grandchildren since they are not young and the children will remain orphans.
After the birth of the children, Lamara divorced her husband (he had a mistress, even when their common son was ill).
I’m calling Lamara today to find out how things are going.
– Everything is fine with us, the kids are growing up, it will be ten years soon, – says grandma-mom. – Yes, children know about their dad that they were born after his death.
– Do they understand that they were born thanks to the IVF procedure?
– In general, yes. I tried to explain to them as much as possible, as far as they can understand it so far.