As I have struggled with infertility, I have become an advocate for those suffering from an inability to build a family. A large part of that advocacy is fighting for better infertility and adoption benefits.
To further this cause, I will be attending this year’s RESOLVE Advocacy Day on May 14th in Washington D.C. I will be representing the state of Ohio (specifically the 14th District). More importantly, I will be representing the millions of men and women across the country that suffer from infertility.
I will be meeting with delegates from the offices of Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, as well as Representative David Joyce. We will discuss both the obstacles we are seeking to overcome, as well as the legislation to tear them down. I will also be presenting them with letters from those that could not make the journey, but still wanted their voices to be heard.
This is a volunteer effort, and, as such, I will be paying for all travel and advocacy costs (gas, hotel, food, materials) out of pocket. I am asking for donations to somewhat offset those costs, and to help spread the word of those not fortunate enough to make the trip.
One in ten people in America suffer from some form of infertility. Do you know ten people in your life? Twenty? Your donation will help spread the word of those suffering mostly in silence. Any contribution will help to spread awareness and to advocate for help for the 30 million people who are dealing with infertility across America.