I have two children. I did not go through Infertility. Well, that doesn’t mean I didn’t have a miscarriage, but I didn’t have to use fertility treatments to conceive my two children. And I am part of the Fertility Foundation Board.
Why? Because I find this to be one of the most prominent issues my family and friends are dealing with at this time, and I want to help.
The statistics may say 1 in 7 couples struggle with infertility; however, at my age of 36, I find that 1 in 4 couples I know are dealing with this struggle. And many of them do not even realize it yet, but continue to ‘stay positive’ after miscarriages and getting their period month after month. I want to help them, and I don’t know how.
It is a challenge for many of my friends to even go see a Fertility doctor. And how much can I say without being annoying, pushing and wipe every ounce of positivity out of them?
It IS a challenge to admit and realize you will not be able to conceive without help. Isn’t this supposed to be our role in life to procreate?
While I am not able to say “I know what you’re going through”, I do want to be able to say “I’m here to help.”
Those strong enough to make the difficult leap to realizing their dreams may only come true through spending a life savings they may not even have, need a little somethin’ good to go their way. A chance. The Fertility Foundation gives this to these strong (broken) individuals striving to be mothers and fathers.
And that is why I give to the Fertility Foundation of Texas. I wish for everyone to be able to experience and feel the unconditional love my children give to me. This is my dream. And my reason to continue to devote my time and money to help those who dream of being parents to be given a grant to help make that dream come true.