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Thank you for visiting my 2016 Washington, D.C. Walk of Hope fundraising page!
RESOLVE has been a huge part of my life for these past 3 years, providing me with helpful information and resources during my infertility journey. RESOLVE's Inspire online community was my lifeline during our infertility struggle. The women on my walk team are the ones who've been through it all with me. We've been through the worst (infertility, IVF, etc.) and now the best (the birth of our children) together. I leaned on these women so much over the past 3 years, and now we get to share in each other's joy as we go through motherhood together.
Joel and I's journey to parenthood was about 3 years in the making from beginning to end. We were diagnosed in July 2014 with infertility. We went to countless doctor's appointments and had diagnostic testing, blood work, and screenings galore. We've done 3 IUIs (intrauterine insemination), experienced a chemical pregnancy (an early miscarriage) while not undergoing treatment, and finally decided upon IVF (in vitro fertilization). After about 10 days of prepping my body with injections, in July 2015, I underwent surgery to extract my eggs. Five days after that, 1 absolutely perfect embryo was transferred in me. That perfect embryo is now our perfect daughter, who was born in April 2016! Every time we look at her, we can't help but think that it was all worth it!
IVF was scary (daily blood work, ultrasounds, and hormone injections) and I found comfort on the Inspire community from the ladies I have come to know so well. We were all going through the same thing (IVF) at the same time (July 2015). We understood the range of emotions (fear, hope, etc.) that accompanied our situation. We could talk about things with each other that others who haven't dealt with infertility may not understand. We got each other through the hard parts when we felt so alone, and now we get to celebrate together as mothers. We are so excited to participate in the D.C. Walk of Hope on October 15, when we will finally get to meet each other in person!
Your donation will help RESOLVE build a stronger community for people facing infertility. By building a stronger community, together we’ll break through the barriers that prevent millions from building a family. You will help support their programs that increase access to medical care and family building options for all who need them.
RESOLVE's Walk of Hope events are a morning event where local businesses support the infertility community, share health and wellness tips, and where we walk together, 1-mile to show support for people with infertility. One Morning. One Mile. One Community.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support RESOLVE's 2016 Washington, D.C. Walk of Hope.
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