Dr. Ziegler leads remarkable fertility success story

When our patient, Lisa Mehler Ackerman, was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34, she feared two things: that her illness could be fatal, of course, but also that it might stop her from her lifelong goal: to become a mother.

But thanks to Dr. William Ziegler of RSCNJ, a team of clinicians and her own sister, the Brick, New Jersey woman successfully had her eggs harvested and fertilized, and her sister become Lisa’s gestational carrier. Lisa’s dreams of motherhood came true in July 2021, when baby Madison Ackerman was born.

You can read this remarkable story at HackensackMeridianHealth.org.

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