Story highlights Families gathered for a memorial service to grieve Most say that undergoing fertility treatments again is not an option About 4,000 eggs and embryos belonging to 950 individuals were lost (CNN)Kate Plants organized a memorial service Saturday near Cleveland to grieve for the eggs and embryos that she and hundreds of others lost in a tragic accident in March. For Plants, who was diagnosed with and treated for with ovarian cancer, that was her last shot at having a biological child. “I think about who they could have been and what they would have been,” Plants said. “Those were our future children.” She was one of about 950 patients of a fertility clinic that lost at least 4,000 eggs and embryos because of a system malfunction the first weekend of March. Many of them had gone through grueling fertility treatments so they could freeze eggs and embryos, which they stored at University Hospitals in Cleveland. A bench was “dedicated to the memory of the lost eggs and embryos of 2018” at the Woodvale Union Cemetery. More than 4,000 eggs and embryos lost in Cleveland fertility clinic tank failure Sierra Mathews also was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Now 22,… Read full this story
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