Woman, financially aided by George Michael for IVF, delivers boy

Woman, financially aided by George Michael for IVF, delivers boy

A woman has given birth after receiving a secret IVF donation from the late George Michael.

Lynette Gillard, now 38, struggled for 13 years to conceive, appearing on Deal or No Deal in 2008 in the hope she could win the money needed for IVF treatment - George Michael happened to catch the episode and reached out to Channel 4 to donate the money she needed, on the condition his contribution remained anonymous.

However, Michael was moved by her fight to get pregnant and made a decision to give her the donation so she could pay for another round of IVF. However, she was also able to pay for expensive tests which revealed that her immune system was attacking the embryos.

Her ninth round of treatment failed too, but Lynette decided on one last go.

However, the pair chose to try one last time but Gillard ended up conceiving naturally.

George's songs were even being played when Lynette gave birth to her son.

Almost ten years later, she has given birth to a healthy baby boy with the help of George's generous gift - and named her son after the famous singer who sadly passed away in December 2016.

The late George Michael donated £9,000 for the 38-year-old's treatment but on the strict condition he remained anonymous
The late George Michael donated £9,000 for the 38-year-old's treatment but on the strict condition he remained anonymous

She added: 'I found out I was pregnant on the day he died.

"I found out I was pregnant on the day he died".

"The first time I held my little boy I said thank you to George". His hit Jesus to a Child was playing and it felt surreal.

'I hope he's looking down smiling, knowing I have what I've always longed for'.

'I feel that George has been with me every step of the way'.

Lynette told The Sun: "I'm sure when he grows up, Seth will look up to George as an inspiration".