Today we received a personally typed letter from the local MP. We had sent him a letter explaining our situation and asking for his help.
Here's the letter we got back:
Dear [Hubby's name] and [Kaitake]
I have received your letter today regarding public funding for fertility treatment. I can understand this is a very difficult journey you are on, fraught with many frustrations as you have mentioned; you are subject to others decisions over something deeply personal that ought to be the decision of the couple concerned. Advances in medical science create many such anomalies where what is possible medically is not always possible financially - and this in turn creates deep disappointment, anger and many questions.
I would be very happy to meet with you both to talk through this more. Please contact my office and a time can be arranged. My office number is...
MP for [name of City]
So here's my plan:
call the MP and organise an appointment time for Hubby and I to go and see him
phone the Auckland fertility clinic, as so far the Hamilton one has been a bust. Ask for someone to help us, and for our case to be reviewed as we have serious concerns about how we've been treated.
Yup, so that's the plan.