Advocacy Day is almost here. I will be headed to Washington, D.C. next week to meet up with women and men from across the country to raise our voice together to talk about infertility with Congress. As part of a community blogging experience, some of the attendees are answering the five questions below about Advocacy Day. Feel free to join in!
Where are you in your infertility journey right now? In one sentence!
We are beyond blessed to be pregnant with twins via a gestational carrier on our 7th IVF after a 7 year battle with infertility and five losses.
What inspired you to go to RESOLVE Advocacy Day 2013?
Fighting back against infertility is my way of taking back some of the control I have lost due to this disease. It’s my way of coping and turning something negative into something positive. I got involved with Advocacy Day two years ago by setting up an appointment on my own to meet with my Congressman himself in my home state. He was willing to listen and he wanted to help. I knew then how important it was to make my voice heard.
And, last year on Capitol Hill was an unforgettable experience for me. I will advocate for this cause for the rest of my life.
What do you want Congress to understand about infertility?
I want them to know that if affects many more people than they might think, especially because it’s largely a silent disease. I want them to know that their own children could be facing this.
What are you most looking forward to about Advocacy Day?
Seeing other women and men have that “a-ha!” moment and learning that they, too, have a powerful voice.
What is one thing other advocates will be surprised to learn about you when they meet you?
That I’m really tall. I’m 6’0″ .