Herald Sun | Lucie van den Berg
A CRITICALLY ill Victorian woman is in a race against time to see the birth of her twin babies.
The woman, Katherine, and her husband, Shane, made headlines after becoming one of Victoria's first families to enter a surrogacy arrangement under new laws.
Shane went on radio yesterday to reveal his fears that his wife would not see the birth of her twin babies, being carried by her sister-in-law.
The birth is due in five weeks. Katherine, who sufferers from cystic fibrosis, needs a lung transplant to survive.
But the family were told last weekend that Katherine, 30, may have just days to live.
Yesterday her heartbroken husband Shane pleaded to people to talk about organ donation with their families, saying they could save lives.
Cystic Fibrosis Victoria CEO Helen McNeill said organ donation was vitally important. "Unfortunately it's not entirely uncommon for people to die while waiting for a transplant," she said.
Shane told 3AW's Neil Mitchell show yesterday that she was struggling. He just hopes she will live to see the birth. "My wife is in ICU on basically a life support system," he said.
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