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After her boyfriend tragically passed away last year, Alya Cresswell is now in the final stages of having full permission from the Supreme Court to be able to access his sperm.
Joshua Davies passed away in August 2016 and just hours after his death, the 24-year-old rushed to the Toowoomba courthouse to request that his sperm be extracted and stored.
Alya and Joshua had discussed starting a family and she believes by having his sperm stored, they will still be able to have the family they'd always wanted.
The Courier Mail has now reported that Alya is at the final stages of securing permission to use the sperm.
At the original court proceeding in 2016, she shared her and Joshua's plans for their family.
“Joshua told me that he was very excited at the prospect of being a father, and we often talked about having children, and the effect it would have on our lives,” she told the court last year.
“It is my honest belief that this is what Joshua would have wanted.”
His parents agreed that their son would have supported the decision.
“While Joshua never discussed this eventuality, I firmly believe that he would be proud for Alya to have his children."
The sperm was extracted at Toowoomba Hospital last year and is currently being stored at an IVF clinic.
Alya's lawyer told the Courier Mail that the matter will be discussed further in July.