EXCLUSIVE | 'Lauren, if you ever read this, I understand': IVF friend of Lauren Dickason says it could have been her

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Here's the thing, and it's what scares me the most… I could have been Lauren Dickason.
Here's the thing, and it's what scares me the most… I could have been Lauren Dickason.

While juggling the ins and outs of parenting four children, Raylene de Villiers works as a consultant for a well-known baby sleep support company in Johannesburg. She is also a so-called "IVF warrior".

At one point in her IVF journey, Raylene was having daily WhatsApp chats with Lauren Dickason, the mother who allegedly murdered her three daughters on 16 September after a seemingly successful emigration to New Zealand.

This is her story, as told to Samantha Herbst.

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