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They were two strangers; an Australian television presenter and an American pediatric nurse, who found each other and together created what they’re calling their little miracle.
Channel 7’s Daily Edition presenter Sally Obermeder and surrogate mum, Rachel, celebrate the birth of Elyssa Rose in a heart-warming story to air on Sunday Night.
“It’s an odd scenario, you know, it just is. But it’s a beautifully odd scenario,” Sally Obermeder says in an exclusive interview with Rahni Sadler.
Before the latest arrival Sally and her husband Marcus were already proud parents of Annabelle who was conceived with the help of IVF.
After Annabelle’s birth Sally began intensive chemotherapy for breast cancer. She beat the cancer but learned she wouldn’t be able to safely have another child.
Surrogacy was her only option. That’s where Wisconsin mum of three Rachel stepped in and changed their lives forever.
On December 13, baby Elyssa Rose was welcomed into the world in a flurry of emotion and love from both families.
“There were so many people involved, the joy was multiplied, you know, it was very different,” Marcus says.
“We were sharing it with many people and it was something very special.”
Watch the full story of Sally’s miracle baby, this Sunday 8:30pm after My Kitchen Rules.