Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Child is a work of A.R.T.

My sweet little Landon is a work of A.R.T.

Well, yes, he is also a work of art too!

What I am referring to though is A.R.T. or Assisted Reproductive Technology. Of course, if you read my blog often then you already know that.

Struggling with infertility is one of the most difficult things I have had to go through in my life. Without fertility treatments he would most likely not be here. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to try and that it was successful.

There are many others who are struggling as well. One in eight couples are battling infertility. RESOLVE is a non-profit organization designed to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. You can read more about them here.

This spring across the country, RESOLVE is hosting several fundraising walks called The Walk of Hope. It is a 1-mile walk that recognizes the many ways in which families are built, it helps supports local support groups and programs for the 7.3 million women and men living with infertility and raises public understanding of how the disease of infertility impacts families nationwide.

And, guess what?

One of the 3 walks just happens to be in Atlanta and I have a team (a very small team) that will be walking in it. Our team goal is to raise $500. Funds raised from the Walk support local RESOLVE programming which includes support groups and educational events, public awareness initiatives, and advocacy efforts to ensure family building options are available to all!

I am walking for my sweet beautiful baby boy!

I am walking for myself and for other mommies who have walked this same road that are now resolved.

I am walking for all my friends and family who still have empty arms. I know one day, ALL OF YOU will be resolved! Until then I am here for you because, even though I hold my baby boy I will not ever forget what it feels like to have a heart that is struggling with infertility.

We will be walking of Saturday, April 28th. If you would like to make a donation to our team you can go here to donate and click on the "Make a Gift" link. If you would like to walk with us click on the "Join Team" link. I REALLY want to reach our goal.

Thank you all so very much for all your support! I have one of the all time best support teams!


Ashlie said...

Donating for sure!