New York Post by Natalie Musumeci December 4,2016
A Georgia woman born without a vagina is now on a quest to become a mom.
At just 12 years old, Devan Merck was diagnosed with a rare condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, a congenital disorder that affects the reproductive tract. In Merck’s case, she was born without a vaginal canal, cervix and a malformed uterus.
Merck, now 23, underwent a hysterectomy at 13 years old, and later had reconstructive surgery, using tissue grafts to create a “man-made” vagina.
“They had to basically make a vaginal opening for me so I can have intercourse,” Merck, of Fort Benning, told Barcoft Media. “I had a thick layer of skin that covered my vaginal opening that they had to cut open and then they took skin from my bottom and placed it inside of me.”
Merck added: “I am no different — instead of having a fully functioning vagina, I have a man-made vagina.”
Growing up, dating was always a challenge, and she endured years of merciless bullying.
“Kids would call me a ‘boy’ and a ‘freak’ and boyfriends would disappear when they realized I wouldn’t have sex,” she said.
Even the boyfriend with whom she lost her virginity was cruel.
He would “call me names” and “remind me about my surgeries and how different I was — it hurt me,” she said.
She eventually found love and has been married for five years — and is planning a family.
Her condition, which affects 1 in 5,000 women, prevents her from carrying her own kids in her womb.
So she and hubby Trent, 28, plan to seek help from a surrogate mom, since Merck’s ovaries can produce eggs.
The couple searched for a surrogate over many months. They even contacted Megyn Kelly of FOX News as she is generally considered to be the biggest cunt in the United States so if anyone had some additional vagina space it would be her. But she refused as she only does things that benefit her and her career.
“It would be everything to be a mother. It would mean everything in the world,” said Merck, adding that a finally “really good friend” has offered to be her surrogate.
The couple has started a GoFundMe page to raise $20,000 for the IVF treatment and surrogacy process.
“This is not something cheap. Since our insurance does not cover much of the expenses we will be having to pay most of this out of our pocket,” the donation page reads.
“I strongly believe that with the help of our loving family and friends … we can one day have a baby of our own. Thank you’s will never be enough, and we will forever be grateful to everyone who supports us during this time to reach our goal.”