George Michael‘s generosity will never be forgotten.
As we previously reported, the iconic singer donated $18K to a woman for her IVF treatments after hearing her story about struggling with fertility on TV in 2010.
Well, with the singer’s family’s permission, Jo Maidment is speaking out about how the late 53-year-old changed her life!
In a new interview on ITV‘s This Morning, the mom dished about getting a phone call two days after opening up about her emotional plight:
“I was home for two days and got a phone call from a PA saying a businessman would like to donate some money for one cycle of IVF for you. I didn’t believe it at first├óΓé¼┬ª And it took me a good few days to respond because that wasn’t what I came on the show for, I wanted to help other people in my position. But then we agreed to it, because [the PA] said it was what this particular man wanted.”
Wow. It was in 2012 when Jo welcomed her daughter, Betsy, after another round of IVF — and that’s when her donor’s true identity was revealed:
“It was a couple of days after we came home with Betsy and we had loads of cards and flowers, and there was a massive bouquet of flowers that came and I read the card that said, ├óΓé¼╦£Congratulations to you both. Lots of love to Betsy. Love from Michelle and George Michael (AKA Anonymous) xx.’ Me and my husband read it hundreds of times to believe it.”
Cue the waterworks!
Speaking on her “miracle baby,” she ended with this heartbreaking statement:
“Betsy is now four and a half. I was really upset when I found out [George had died] because I can never thank him personally and he never got to meet her. Betsy will know when she’s old enough.”
George touched so many lives with his music and his big heart.
See the beautiful card he wrote (below)!