How far would you go to be a mother? She had to make a sudden decision.

After doctors told her she might never be able to have children, Gloria Chueca Puerto-Mendoza made a plan to try, despite the odds. But her journey did not unfold as she expected. (Lauren Frohne & Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Faced with a painful medical condition that threatened her fertility, Gloria Chueca Puerto-Mendoza didn’t have the luxury of time. Would you spend four years, and all your savings, without a partner to help?

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