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fall2013APublicationofRESOLVETheNationalInfertilityAssociationAllthethingsWeWishWeCoulddoByBarbaraColluraPresidentRESOLVETheNationalInfertilityAssociationYeedingthisnewsetteecse1sscietRESOLVEsnewsette2pickeditpinthecemiidingpessin3dntetRESOLVE4smenewhcestgvethiscpted.ThisissenewsettehighightsRESOLVEspgmsndsevicesndhwtheimpcttheivespepeeved.OmissinToImprovetheLivesofPeopleLivingWithInfertilityisshwcseddinthisisse.YwindtedthisnewsettendstseWwRESOLVEisdingtGdjKeepitpWeppecitethsesentimentsndewsgtewhenpepeecgnizethegdwkvnteesBdDiectspessinmemesndst.AssmenewhenetedfmRESOLVEssevicesst-hndImwsgtethevnteeswhhvehepedthisgniztinmst40es.HditnteenthevnteeswhstdpndeedthepintheWshingtnD.C.ewheeIiveIwdnthveeceivedthevitspptndinmtinthtIdid.WevetttsccessestRESOLVEndwehvemn.Btsmethingweefidttktisthewkthtisntgettingdnethewkthtkeepssptnight.ThisistheistthingsthtwhenpttgetheinthsewndetdistsmkeshpeventiteitincdesitemsschsGetinetiitscveedenetinsncepnsMkesepepeknwtheiepdctivehethndseespeciistsneWkwithgvenmentgenciessthtinetiitgetsthettentinitdesevesndMkesetheeisspptgpinevecmmnitsnnehstdivetheehstgettne.YwntseenemifmRESOLVEsingAthethingswewishwecdditsjstntpiticcect.Bttthetdweneedtdtht.Weneedtetheedeweeinthiscmmnitndsttethevis.Weneedspptesfiendsndcnstitentstknwthtweecgnizethtmchstineedstedne.IpesnhtetdmitIcntdsmethingtitstimestdmitthttRESOLVEwecntdevething.Atleastwecantrightnow.Iwewntechngethppenithststtwithechnesdingpt.Theinetiitcmmnitneedstcmetgethetpvidetheescesnecessttcketheneedsthiscmmnit.Thinkwhthseenccmpishedwithestcnceinthiscnt.Miinspepeimpctedestcncehveisediinsdsthepspptthecseestcnce.Mnintheinetiitcmmnithvechsentspptcsendwethnkthtcmmitment.Btmchmeneedsteised.DidknwthtRESOLVEdesitswkwitht350vnteestimesteightpependnnndget1.4miinWith6.8miinwmenwithinetiitweentechingevene.BtImnetenptimist.Wecndthis.Wecnhvestingimpct.Wecncmetgethe.Itdesnteqiestgivegetdetitdeseqiestgivesmething.WhtdhvetgiveYtimeYexpetiseYcntctsYnncidntinThinktwhtthesegdingwhtisntgettingdne.ThencntctstRESOLVE.Wkwithssweetheedetheinetiitcmmnitndwetkeeveseis.Hepstemkestingchngehppen.FINSIDEspprgrpAPacFsrFrpahpCaResolVehpfrgacaspprAvcacydayAlrMyspprgrpResolVeAvcafrKyFralaWakfhpFvCodayMmrlalfmResolVehroaCrbFamyBCmmyMaArResolVenw 2FAll2013ThnkoutoRESOLVEs2013PrtnersImPacTPaRTNERSTRaTEgIcPaRTNERVISIONaRyPaRTNERSTEamRESOLVETm3ovrvwftamResolVe3supprgrupAPacFsrFrpahpByAnnaSlager7CaResolVehpfrguacasupprByCharlaWillianTHEcENTERFORINFERTILITyINJUSTIcETm10ovrvwftCrfrifryJuc10AvcacydayAlrMysupprgrupByJessicaMyers12ResolVeAvcafrKyFralaPROJEcTIFTm14ovrvwfPrjciF14WakfhpFvCodayMmrlalfmBySimeonneBookal16ResolVehrouaCrbuFamyBuCmmuy18MaArResolVenwFAll2013TheNtionlInfertilitassoition1760OldMeadowRoadSuite500McLeanVA22102Phone703.556.7172Fax703.506.3266www.resolve.orgPRESIDENTcEOBarbaraCollurabcolluraresolve.orgEDITORAndySchwarzaschwarzresolve.orgaDVERTISINgSaLESSarahFischettisschettiresolve.orggRaPHIcDESIgNDeniseAdamsDesignabitabigmail.comResolveforthejourneyandbeyondispublishedquarterlybyRESOLVETheNationalInertilityAssociation.Itisdesignedtoprovideinormationandraiseawarenessoinertilityissues.addressdvertisininquiriestoRESOLVETheNationalInertilityAssociationPhone703.556.7172Fax703.506.3266sschettiresolve.orgBOaRDOFDIREcTORSJulieBermanAlisynCamerotaJaneCastaniasJDChairKellyDamronAliceD.DomarPhDClerkFrankR.DunauTreasurerDavidL.KeeeMDJimKnowlesVice-ChairRisaA.LevineEsq.DavidSableMDMarkSegalKimThorntonMDBarbaraColluraPresidentCEOEDITORIaLBOaRDJaneilE.AndersonMSLCPCBCPCBillingsMTKateBadeyCummingGAHalKaumanMinneapolisMNSusanBisnoMasselChicagoILPaigeNoltCharlottesvilleVAKatieSchaberOrlandoFLNicoleWittBrandonFLRESOLVESTaFFBarbaraColluraPresidentCEObcolluraresolve.orgMarneeBeckWebsiteCoordinatormbeckresolve.orgMargaretBerardelliDirectorDevelopmentmberardelliresolve.orgSimeonneBookalAdministrativeAssistantsbookalresolve.orgMichelleBrockManagerDevelopmentCorporatePartnersmbrockresolve.orgBetsyCampbellManagerConstituentServicesbcampbellresolve.orgSarahFischettiDevelopmentCoordinatorsschettiresolve.orgRebeccaFlickDirectorStrategicPartnershipsandProjectsrfickresolve.orgAndySchwarzDirectorPublicRelationsaschwarzresolve.orgNoendorsementbyRESOLVEismadeorimpliedbyadvertisementsinthispublication.2013RESOLVETheNationalInfertilityAssociationtABleoFContents FAll20133TEamRESOLVEResolVebvaw-rmaw-pprryparacrqckrpmyaabrrammarrjrytamResolVeacmmyamapResolVerrcrparraxprcprawrawrycmrfrrtamResolVepacwrrypabcmw-rmaw-pprJavryamybjryracprtamqabapraResolVermrrrcwcmaybpartamcrrahp-prapprrpcacaaprramamrResolVecaaraprramarvcarmapbbymra350vr41aMvravapraxprcwryamayvafcaprrmprbramPrafavrrResolVearvakyparrtamResolVebypakacaprramwraprarcapprResolVefacayDontwalkaloneonthisjourneyutilizeRESOLVEsresourcesfromin-personsupportgroupstooureducationaleventstoourwebsitewww.resolve.org.RESOLVEisnotonlytheretohelpyoubuildyourteamweareyourteam.FsuPPoRtgRouPsAPacFsrFrpahpByAnnaSlagerImmbidpmbssdthstwtimsIcossdthtwwhvitoubsttimi.McossiomtthtIhdidisomw.MmbssmtodpdwhistdosmpthIwsbombddwithdvic.GoouttodiodbottowidjustrelaxYouputtitoomuchstssoous.Youshoudoocuistkvctioquitoujob.Ikowthisocoupwhowtiootim.AdththstoppdtidthotptMmbssmtquickvwtoxsptio.PopttdmsiIwstut.Iwsttihdouh.IsompopsopiiosIwstitoohd.Itthtooudstood.Thdidtudstdthxtsivtstsdxmitios.Thdidtudstdthivsioopivcthtccompidthststsothmothsdmothsotiitttmt.Mostothdidtudstdthossooupc.ThouhoutitIstisistdthidottdisuppotoup.IwsscdowhtImihtdbhidthosdoos.Woudthisbtouch-oupwithhdhodidtustsWhowthspopWhwoudItuststswithmdkstsdmsddstdmosttumomtsWhtIoudbhidthosdooswsuiquoupomdwom.ThsudfomPCOSdomtiosismctoitiitduxpiditiit.Thhdvbpt.Thhdmiscid.Thhdscoddthidtimstosss.Thwdptsdstuithscodtimoud.Thwtchsdoctossociwoksduss.Thwditbutthudstood.ThwstswhIwkditothoombutbthdothmtiIizdthtwwptothContinuedonPAge5 4FAll2013 FAll20135etibe.TeeweeottbtteeweepetopeopetooddweIied.Tiwgopopeopewokewpiddidotjdgeeoit.Weedieoteetbekdeebtedeoteee.TeeedwoeiedwiteweIiedddeegttieIdidtkowgtewpoibe.WebddIdetedeiiotodoptwedtoeewgge.Mppotgopwzig.Tekedqetiodedteipeoexpeieewitdoptio.Teweewiigtoeoedoe.StiIiedteeeigoviggopttpokegge.UbetodgopiketiiteeIdedowitoieodbooktoepvigtetiewteito.AfeoetieIeizedtttogwedtodotioeIodepotewoweettigotiteijoedoetwittoettweeteog.IottedRESOLVEdbegtepoetobeoepee-edppotgopede.AfegiigoobeigebeoppotgopIopedttiwIodgivebktotioitttepedetogo.Iopetttepeopewooetotegopdteitibe.Iopetedpeweeteedewitotjdgetdgitegtiedipdope.Iopetedgopopeopewodetd.Ietiitbeietigexpeiee.Motedtoeiiee.IgtettwitteepoppotgopIdidtveto.BvoteeigtootppotgopIopettIketewodeeitteeietigoote.FAnnaSlagerisaRESOLVEpeer-leadsupportgrouphost.Sheisascientistwhoworksinthepharmaceuticalindustry.Sheandherhusbandarecurrentlypursuingadoption.suPPoRtgRouPsContinuedFRoMPAge3TEamRESOLVETheImpactofYourDonationYourdonationof500toRESOLVEunderwritesrecruitingandtrainingavolunteertoofferonenewRESOLVEsupportgroupinacommunitywithnolocalRESOLVEservices.RESOLVEppotgopedeTeeGopedwwitoo-to-bedgteJeMoJe262013.TeededteTwiCitieNotMetoSppotGopiMieotoApi2012tiepig.HeppotgopetogeteetgitoppoteotedigtitgeddtewttoeettTeeegiveotogtegop.SppotgopebegioedeebedkidwodbotTeeTheresawassuchalightintheworldandespeciallyinourgroup.Shewillbedearlymissed.Shewassuchawealthofinformationandalwayshadasmileonherface.Shecreatedsuchawelcomingatmosphereinthegroupandthatwaspartofwhatmademesoeagertoreturn.Ihopewecancontinuethatatmosphereinourgroup.AmyFuhsGroupmembersstatedthatTheresawaswelcomingnon-judgmentalandwasparticularlyconcernedabouthowtheywouldfeelwhenshebecamepregnantwithbabyJune.Thegroupinsistedshecontinuetofeelwelcometocometogroup.Shewasaverytalentedtutorforhigh-needschildrenandwasactiveinherchurch.CarlaZachmantRiButethragrhmaWHyIDONaTETheresourcesprovidedtousbyRESOLVEwereinvaluableduringourfve-yearjourneythroughtheupsanddownsoourstrugglewithinertility.Theonlinesupportcommunityisanincredibleassetpresentingagreatwaytodiscussverypersonalissuesinanopenandacceptingorumithelpedustobettercopewithallotheemotionalandphysicalpainsassociatedwithinertilitytreatmentsandalsohelpedmakeusaewnewriends.WecontributesothatotherscanbeprovidedwiththesamehelpandcomortaordedtothemthatwasandstillisaordedtousbyRESOLVEandsothatRESOLVEcancontinuetoadvocateorusall.GreGMalz 6FAll2013 FAll20137TEamRESOLVECAllResolVeshelPlinesfrgudacadsupprtByCharlaWillianTeeeseveegoRESOLVEHepestougouttecoutweepeopeccdevevocemmessge.VouteesessgedspeccdsdtteedoecdtectocecktemessgesefotessgedHepe.IttoetutecssquckspossbebecuseIkowttosomepeopeImteopesowocswetequestoogudetemtosomeoewoceptem.IwsdgosedwtPCOSweIwsteegedfemusbddImedwedecdedtwswotookgtowetemPCOSwoudmketdcuttococeve.Itdd.Wesodscoveedttwecedsomeuexpectedssueswtmusbdsspemcoutdmott.TomkeogstosotweddtwousuccessuoudsotuteesemtoIUIdtemovedotovtoetztoIVF.IwsucktokowwomwococevedusgIUIbutevekewoepesowodbeetougIVFsomusbddIstuggedtougtejoueoe.Aswe-megsedsdmweetsmpwsttesmestkgtosomeoewodbeetougtepocessbeoe.Afeout-o-sttemovedtwpegcmscgeIdecdedIeededsomesuppot.IddtotomgeomtemscgemusbddIdsomdetedecsotostoptgtococevewttedoetttetmetssoIwstgtosotoutmeegsomttdecsoswe.DugmsecomscgesuppotgoupIstumbedcossRESOLVEswebste.ItwstettIeedboutRESOLVEsHepes.BecuseottIdbeetougdkowgowmucIwoudvebeetedomsuppotdugmettjoueIdecdedtobecomeHepevoutee.OveteesIvebeeHepevouteeIveespodedtoudedsocs.SometmespeopeeookgopoessoesouceofetmesteeookgoocRESOLVEsuppotgoupdotesjustwtsomeoetotkwt.MostomcesvebeewomebutIveecevedewcsommeovetees.IvedquestosttIdotkowteswetobutmbetopovdegudceoextsteps.IvedcesttIvespetousotepoewttosesmpeedgsomeoetoopeupto.Ivecedwtcesweteveeveedtecegesdetbekteveced.IkowttIdotoeecggdvcetotosewocbutIbeevetempotceoteHepescotbeudeestmted.Iettssucgoeddevetbootopcttmostpeopedotkowweetotuoquestosdvcedsuppot.RESOLVEsHepesoepceopeopetotu.Sometmesjusttkgwtsomeoewosbeeteeseougtomkedeecesomeoesddomettseoug.FFormoreinormationonRESOLVEsHelplinesandtofndyourregionalHelplinevisithttpwww.resolve.orgabouthelpline.htmlCharlaWillianlivesinIndianawithherhusbandandyoungdaughter.Sheisanattorneywhocurrentlystaysathomewithherdaughterbutisexcitedtoonedayconversewithadultsagain.Sheloveshikingandreading.TheImpactofYourDonationYourdonationof60toRESOLVEsupportsonedayofRESOLVEsHelplineserviceafreeresourcetothoseinneedofguidanceandinformation.WHyIDONaTEIdonatetoRESOLVEbecauseeverytimeIlookatmysonIrememberthewealthofinformationIfoundonRESOLVEswebsiteandthedearfriendsImetthroughRESOLVEschatboardsandin-personsupportgroups.WithoutthesupportIgotthroughRESOLVEImighthavegivenupduringthehardeststruggleofmylife.EvenwhenmysonissickorcrankyandImsleep-deprivedIamthankfuleverydaytoexperiencebeinghismommy.IwillalwaysbegratefultoRESOLVEandIhopetopassmyblessingsforward.alexandraMcKniGht 8FAll2013 FAll20139yourDontionyourIptyESIwnttohelpRESOLVEiprovethelivesowoenndenwithinertilit.Enlosedplesefndgito6000spprr15000Avca25000FamBr50000Campor______________BillingInortiontitleFiRstnAMelAstnAMesuFFixstReetAddRessCitystAteZiPe-MAilAddRessEnlosedishekPlesehrgereditrdCrCartpVadcvrAmeMarcarcREDITcaRDNUmBERExPIRaTIONDaTEcREDITcaRDVERIFIcaTIONcODEPleseilthisorwithpenttoResolVenaahaqarr1760oMawRas500MclaVA22102Donateonlinewww.resolve.orggive-backwhy-donateyouRdonAtionyouRiMPACtYourdonationtoRESOLVEmakesanimpact.Asanon-proftorganizationwithagrassrootsnetworkovolunteersRESOLVEisdedicatedtoimprovingthelivesowomenandmenwithinertility.DonationsromindividualslikeyousupportourabilitytoprovidedirectsupportsuchasHelplinessupportgroupsandeducationalseminarstoimproveaccesstocarebyadvocatingorlegislationthatkeepsallamilybuildingoptionslegalandaordableandtoincreaseknowledgeandunderstandingothediseaseoinertilitythroughpublicawarenesscampaigns.RESOLVEalsovaluesaccountabilityandtransparency.RESOLVEistherecipientotheNationalHealthCouncilsStandardsoExcellenceCertifcationcovering41standardsoexcellenceingovernancefnancialaccountingandundraisingandtherecipientotheBestCharitiessealromtheIndependentCharitiesoAmerica.Yourdonationwillmakeadierence.PleasecontributetodayusingtheDonationFormorthroughoursecurewebsiteatwww.resolve.orggive-backwhy-donate. 10FAll2013ResolVethCnrrinrJuchnpacwhrnrunprmanavanchruhpubcpcanrarchResolVewrkwhraracvnanwprmacccarrawhnfhanamprrcrmnahacaranprvrarchanaaupprpvpubcpcrhnrcmmunthCnrrinrJuchcnrnabrfnraanaavcacaannuavanpc-raacnarkpunrmabuanhacumpacnambunpnWcnanmnranrprnraanaanacvanjncanhpavancpubcpcnhunrdubvvrnanwhnrrvachanchavaamJnurrwcanmakurhaacccaraaranhcunriuaruraharhaanpnnhawrrcrmnacranambunpnhpResolVebwrnarmaknaphncamnurarrnanResolVeStayup-to-dateonissuesimpactingtheinfertilitycommunitybyreadingTheCenterforInfertilityJusticeBlogonwww.resolve.org.FAdVoCACydAyAlrMsupprgrupByJessicaMyersInpdmpowdonntdlovduppotdxhutdpassionate.IwtthwodIlvWhngtonD.C.fmtAdvoDwthRESOLVE.Whtnxpn.ThlttwodIvonntdwthtltpoonlndothwthponlntltjounwlkdthhlloCongtoldmtopntdmpndkdohng.Iddntxpttolthmovdbthxpn.Iknwtwouldbgoodndmpotntbuttwmuhmo.Evmotonthtouldhppnhppnd.Ivdlughdbnunblvblnvoundltunblvbluppotd.Thov120voluntdvotgthdnWhngtonD.C.todvotolgltonthtwouldhlpthnnltnontlt.Youknowhowtlwhnouomtouppotgoupmtngndfnallyonntwthomonwhoundtndwhtougongthough.Imgnbnguounddbov100poplwhogtt.OnTudvnngwllmtogthowlompton.Nonouwtngvnthoughmotouhdnvmt.Wntodudoulvhdtoonntdndbgnwhtwouldbomnvlublndhp.OnWdndmonngwllgthdtogthgnotnng.Somthngthtwdlltukhodwthm.SnTptonomthAmnSotoRpodutvMdndndIpph...thlothppnngtod.TodomongongtothOBGYNtokwhthhvntgottnpgnntt.TodomonvtngnREoothttm.Todomonndngoutthntpgnnt.Whpntngllothpopl.Ithoughtohonoouothtoouvhdwthmndwththgoup.Thtthngthunnwdqutonndtuggltoundtndthhthmonthfmonth.Ithoughtboutthowhohvhdoutbuthvnttttnddgoupmtngndothowhohvomndgon.Ilothoughtboutthowhoponljounhvhlpdmonmown.AndIwpoud.Poudtobpntngndghtngohonoou.THEcENTERFORINFERTILITyJUSTIcERESOLVEwelcomedmorethan120womenandmenomacrossthecountrytoWashingtonD.C.onWednesdayMay8oritsAdvocacyDay.TheRESOLVEcommunityincludingvolunteerspatientsphysiciansandiendsandamilywhocareaboutpeoplewithinertilitymetwithMembersoCongresstosharetheirpersonalexperiencesandeducateourelectedocialsaboutthediseaseoinertilityandtheneedsothepeoplewhoarediagnosed.JessicaMeyersparticipatedandsharedtheollowingletterwithhersupportgroupsoonaferthisempoweringevent. FAll201311WebrokeointoourstategroupsandsetotoCapitolHillwellpreparedbutnotreallysurewhattoexpect.Therstmeetingwasawkwardbutwegotourstridebythesecondmeeting.Wetalkedaboutthediseaseoinertilitytheemotionalandnancialstrainandwesharedourpersonalstories.IwashonoredtohavethePresidentandCEOoRESOLVEBarbaraCollurawithusorpartotheday.ShejoinedusorourmeetingwithSenatorCorkersoceandthenwespenttimewithhertakingpicturesinontotheCapitolandhavinglunchintheHouseoRepresentativescaeteria.ThestaatRESOLVEissmallbuterce.Everydaytheyareworkingtosupportandadvocateorourcommunity.Every.Single.Day.Mostinotallothemhavetheirowninertilitystorytotell.BytheendothedaywewerenavigatingthehallsandtunnelsoCongresslikeprosandpoweringthroughmeetingslikeadvocatingorinertilitywasourdayjob.IhadbeentoldoverandoveragainthatIwouldwalkawayeelingempowered.Theywereright.Iwasheard.YOUwereheard.Ourcommunitywasheard.SoasIsithererefectingonmyexperienceandthinkingaboutwhatIwanttosharewithyouIwantyoutoknowthatyouhaveavoiceandthepowertomakeadierence.Andiyourvoiceeelsburiedrightnowthatsok.Therearepeoplewhowillcontinuetoghtoryouuntilyouareready.AndmaybeattendinganeventsuchasAdvocacyDaywillbethepiecethathelpsyoutondyourvoice.Itcertainlyhelpedme.AndwhenyourereadyIwantyoutomakesomenoiseYouwonteverregretstandinguporwhatyoubelieveinandyoumayevenlearnalittleaboutyourselintheprocess.IknowIhave.P.S.ItoldtherepresentativeomSenatorCorkersocethatIwasgoingtollhisconerenceroomnextyear.HeisexpectingtoseeusinullorceandImreadytodeliveronmypromiseFJessicaMyersleadstheNashvilleTNpeer-ledinfertilitysupportgroup.Itsherdesiretosupportandinspireothersbysharingherpersonalexperiencewithinfertility.Sheandherhusbandhopetobuildtheirfamilythroughdomesticadoption. 12FAll2013RESOLVEexiststoensurethatpeoplelivingwithinertilityhaveaccesstoallamilybuildingoptions.Byprovidingleadershiptrainingandeasy-to-useresourcesRESOLVEempowerstheinertilitycommunitytoadvocateoramily-buildinglegislationimportanttoourcommunity.RESOLVEActionAlertsinormandmotivatetheinertilitycommunitytowritecallandvisittheirstateandederallegislators.RESOLVEstaandvolunteersraiseawarenessokeyissuesbyparticipatinginCapitolHillbriengsspeakingtothemediaandpartneringwithothernationalorganizationsthatsupportouradvocacyeorts.In2013RESOLVEhasocusedontheollowingcriticallegislationTheFmilatS881HR1851TheFamilyActS881HR1851createsataxcreditortheout-o-pocketcostsassociatedwithinvitroertilizationIVFandertilitypreservation.TheFamilyActwillcovermedicalproceduresprescriptionmedicationsproessionalchargesthetranseroembryoandothernecessarycostswhenataxpayerundergoesIVF.TheFamilyActwillhelpthousandsopeopleaccessmedicaltreatmentorinertilitythatotherwisemightbeunavailabletothemduetolackoinsurancecoverage.WomenVeternsndOtherHelthcreImprovementsatS131HR958TheWomenVeteransandOtherHealthCareImprovementActS131HR958willimprovethereproductiveassistanceprovidedbytheDepartmentoVeteranAairstoseverelywoundedillorinjuredveteransandtheirspouses.ThebillwillprovideaccesstoertilitytreatmentssuchasIVForseriouslyinjuredveteransandtheirspousesandadoptionassistance.adoptionTxcreditRefundbilitatof2013S1056HR2144AlthoughtheadoptiontaxcreditwasmadepermanentintheAmericanTaxpayerRelieActo2012theso-calledFiscalClilawthisnewlegislationwillrestorethereundableportionothecreditwhichwasinplacein2010and2011.Thislegislationiscriticaltocreatingnancialfexibilityoramiliesseekingtoadopt.ThereinstitutionothereundableadoptiontaxcreditthroughtheAdoptionTaxCreditReundabilityActo2013willhelpprovideaccessandrelietothosewhowouldotherwisenotbeabletobuildtheiramilythroughadoption.FTHEcENTERFORINFERTILITyJUSTIcETheImpactofYourDonationYourdonationof150toRESOLVEcoverstheonlinecoststoinstantlymobilizegrassrootssupportwhenlegislationthreatensfamilybuildingoptions.ResolVeAdVoCAtesfrKyFralgiainWHyIDONaTEIwanttogivebacktotheorganizationthatsupportedmethroughoutmystrugglewithinfertilityandhelpedtogetmyfamilytowherewearetoday.carynGiblinWHyIDONaTEWhenmypersonalstrugglewithinfertilitybeganinthemid-1970sRESOLVEwasthereformeinwaysthatnooneelsewasorpossiblycouldbe.RESOLVEwasaresourceformedicalinformationemotionalsupportandcomfort.InthedaysbeforetheinternetIlookedforwardtoreceivingthatnewsletterinthemaileverymonththewayadrowningpersonlooksforalifeline.WhiletherearemanymoreresourcesnowandmanymoreoptionsforresolvinginfertilityRESOLVEstilloffersalifelineformanypeopleseekinghelpinfamilybuilding.Iamhonoredtobeabletosupportthatmission.carolb.lanGer 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14FAll2013thabbrvarryiFAwhyaracwhryhrarmayiFvvWhaiFwcaarramWhaiFwrkthiFarPrjciFResolVeggpbccacampagmakrhpbc1uraharyaahaac18cprprcvag2Ackwghahrarmaywaybaamy3urahaharympachphycamaafacahahhhaaracga4KwwhkhavcapcaResolVepbccararrvbynaairyAwarWkamvmaawarcampagachprghabrgghrResolVevrprammbracrpraparriaResolVewrkwhmajrmacgREDBOOKMagazineTheNewYorkTimesTheTodayShowFoxNewsTheHufngtonPostaNPRrapbcawarabhcmpxryorgamakrvryrahmaaphycampcafghgharyLearnmoreaboutRESOLVEsProjectIFcampaignandfndouthowyoucanaccesstheresourcesparticipateineventshelpusspreadourmessagesandraiseundsorRESOLVEsprogramsandservices.WhatieveryonewasinormedaboutinertilityLetsanswerthatquestiontogetherFPROJEcTIFWALKOFHOPEFvCodayMmrlalmBySimeonneBookalFrr40rsRESOLVEhsprvddcutsupprttwdvgwthrtt.Prtthtsupprtscrtgcutss.NttrwhrururbudgjurRESOLVEhspcru.FrdsctctsthWalkofHopebrgstgthrthrttcutdthswhcrbutustbcctvvcthtbrsthrughthscssctdwthrtt.AtthWalkofHopevutrssdsdprsssctgthrtcrsrttwrss.Prtcptshvthpprtuttcrtprswbpgdrchudrsggswththhpdsd.Th-wrcgzsthwswhchsrbutdrsspubcudrstdghwthdssrttpctsstwd.FudsrsdhpRESOLVEctutdthrttvtbrgcrtcsupprtgrupstccutscrsdprtctccsstbudgptsdhpchgthcvrstbutrtt.ThswsxctgrrRESOLVEwthvws2013cudgthrstuWalksofHopeHustTxsNrthrCrdSuthrCr.Thubrsprtcptshvcrsdvrrdtsbvusthtthrttcutctbgrd.ThsrsWalkofHopeprtcptswrprtrguuwrdsgvwshthrshtscptggsrdsbuusrfprzsdpr-wgdstrts.ThrstWalkofHoper2013cdMrch23tEdrdPrScttsdArz.ChrdbRuthAbrhthhuArzWalkofHopersdrth34000dhdrth250prtcpts.SpcgustArzSttStrLdLpzwswrddIrttHrwrdrbgchprssusArzthtwudpctccsstdctrttsvrrsc2010.ThHustWalkofHopehdM18tBuCtEvtCtrTxswschrdbAgcNssr.Thrst-vrHustWalkofHopewsthrgstWalkofHopevtthhstrRESOLVERESOLVEPresidentandCEOBarbaraCollurawithlongtimevolunteerJodyMillerattheD.C.WalkofHope.AttheHoustonWalkofHopeAmandaandDavidLandfromFt.HoodTXreceivedtheInfertilityHeroawardfortheircommitmenttosupportingotheractivedutymilitaryfamilies. FAll201315withmorethan600participants.SurpassingallundraisinggoalstheinertilitycommunityinHoustonralliedtogetherandraisedmorethan79000.AnInertilityHopeawardwaspresentedtoAmandaandDavidLandfomFt.HoodTexas.DavidservesintheArmyandAmandaiscommittedtosupportingotheractivemilitaryamilieswhoareexperiencinginertility.OnJune22thesecondannualWashingtonD.C.WalkoHopewasheldatthebeautiulNationalHarborinMaryland.Somewalkersweredeckedoutinsel-designedWalkoHopet-shirtswithcleverteamnamessuchasIceIceBabies.ChairedbyJulieHallmorethan450participantsshowedtheirsupportortheD.C.MarylandandVirginiaareasandraisedmorethan75000.ParticipantsattheD.C.WalkhadtheopportunitytomeetwiththreeoRESOLVEsBoardoDirectorsincludingboardChairJaneCastaniasandboardDirectorsMarkSegalandRisaLevine.WithsomanysuccessulWalksoHopealreadycompletedRESOLVEisnotnishedyetForthersttimeevertherewillbeaNorthernandSouthernCaliorniaWalkoHope.NorthernCaliorniawillbeonSeptember21atCrockerParkinSacramentoandSouthernCaliorniawillbeonSeptember29atAldrichParkinIrvine.OnequestionRESOLVEasksWalkoHopeparticipantsWhatwillyouwalkorParticipantssharedtheirexperiencesIparticipatedinthewalklastweekendwithmyteamTheAdoptionOptionandlovedtheeventItisTHEcausethatIwantmymoneyandtimeandeorttogoto.MyamilywasbuiltthroughadoptionandIwouldlovetohelpshowcasethatasanoptionorbuildingaamily.Ialsostruggledwithinertilityandhavemanyfiendsandamilythatdoaswell.LookingorwardtohelpingoutinanywaythatIcanAustinIjustwantedtotakeaewminutestothankyouagainorthemostamazingexperienceIhaveeverhad.TheWalkoHopeinDClastweekendwasanexperiencethatIhavewantedtoparticipateinoryears.MyhusbandandIeelliketheRESOLVEcommunityiswherewebelong.CindyWhenyouparticipateinaRESOLVEWalkoHopeyouaddtoLisaandDennyCeizykattheArizonaWalkofHope.DennyemceedtheWalkandistheauthoroftheblogandbookAlmostaFather.D.C.WalkofHopeparticipantstakepartinapre-walkyogademonstration.theootprintsochange.WhatisyourinertilityootprintWhatlittlestepshaveyoutakentohelpgeneratechangeoryouandthecommunityatlargeTheWalkoHopeisyouropportunitytogetinvolvedandleaveyourmarkontheinertilitymovement.RESOLVEisalwayslookingornewcitiestohostaWalkandiscurrentlyrecruitingvolunteersor2014events.IyouareinterestedinorganizingaWalkoHopeinyourcitycontactinoresolve.org.FSimeonneBookalistheAdministrativeAssistantatRESOLVETheNationalInfertilityAssociation.Findoutmoreatwww.resolve.orgwalkofhope 16FAll2013LEARNPROJEcTIFArazarpacmmResolVeabhpAwarrczpracmpavramawavmravaacmpabpprwrhbacracvaareabRm16Aanhpakpacnvmbr62013atlaCaPrnwyrkCawbabmra300arafcrambcmmResolVepaacarhpAwarwrBaRBaRaEckFOUNDERSaWaRDRobertW.RebrmDarvaexcvdrcrAmrcascrRprcvMcAsRMBrmamAabamac2003arrJaar12014drRbarcrbAmrcaBarobrcagcbrcacarprcvcrartAmrcascrRprcvMc1944arazamra7000pcararcrrccaarpracaavackwaxprrprcvbdrraAsRMdrRbaraaraccabrawrcwrwcracaapprrAsRMMmbraacAsRMr-vrpacwbTHEHOPEaWaRDFORacHIEVEmENTTheNtionlcounilforadoptionnCFAcmmbavrcrvrvarrprmaamnCFAmmvrcrbrparapvaapvamaacbaprbaavcaccararcavacacabranCFAracResolVecmmrPrpcvApvPardaaaa-acaavrararmrabpvpapcrpraprbaapprcwbrmakwarrcmvrwarnCFAaResolVeawrkcrrAptaxCrrmaaprmacrrakbramrapTHEHOPEaWaRDFORacHIEVEmENTtpcaaaNewHopeFertilitcenteraNyUFertilitmraaraakacaapaaampawri2012wnwyrknwJrarawaarbsprsrmsanyuFrpwrararbackptaanyuwrkarrmbrwrajpaarrappmarrarnwhpFrCrprnyuFrpcaaapaprrmvrrvacccccTHEHOPEaWaRDFORSERVIcEcrolLnerrbcamvvwResolVem-vwracResolVerpprarpcarrraawrwrsjaabarrcr1990arvxcvcmmararrrvraarAravbararmaaravcaapprrResolVeawrkrarwrPralararracaxcvwmra30arxprcmaamccmpalarcrrrvaarcremopcicam-aamaacrrprcpcacmpaaarhtarCmpaBTHEHOPEaWaRDFORSERVIcERobertJ.StillnmDFacOgabarcrrprcvcramcarcrsagrvFrRprcvsccCrwcjApr1997harvaaccaprrbrcacagrwuvrscMcdrsmaarvaa-mvrrResolVecrvcbarrcraaavcaaraaavaaackambcpakaacmarEggsploitation.drsmaaabaavrResolVeraacrpraparrvpmResolVehroaCrbFamBCmm 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18FAll2013PROJEcTIFWheninertilitymakesthenewsomthepagesoRedbookandtheNewYorkTimestotheTodayShowandyourlocalnewstoTheHufngtonPostandthetopinertilitybloggersRESOLVEisofenpartothestory.WidelyrecognizedasthevoiceoinertilityRESOLVEleveragesitspositionasanauthoritativemediasourceoninertilitytoincreaseawarenessprovideaccurateandreliableinormationandgainexposureortheorganization.NationalandlocalmediaregularlycontactRESOLVEorinormationandinterviewsongeneralinertilityissueslegislativeissuesandsupportservices.RESOLVEspublicrelationsteamusespressreleasesandtheirmediacontactstogetcoverageinnewspapersmagazinesradiotelevisionandonlineoimportantissuesthatpeoplewithinertilityace.BarbaraColluraRESOLVEsPresidentandCEOservesastheorganizationschiespokesperson.Barbarasvastknowledgeoinertilityissuesenablesherspeakwithauthorityandpassiononanynumberotopicsincludingtheemotionalimpactnancialchallengesamilybuildingoptionsandlegislativeaction.RESOLVEsBoardmembersandproessionalmembersalsolendtheirexpertiseintheormointerviewsandarticlesandinturntheirdiscussionsoRESOLVEhelpmorepeoplendthesupporttheyneed.ManymediaoutletsworkwithRESOLVEtondpeoplelivingwithinertilitywhowillsharetheirpersonalstories.Newsstoriesaboutinertilityissueshaveamoreprooundeectwhenapersonwithinertilitytellstheirstory.WhilemanyvolunteersareinitiallynervoustobeinterviewedRESOLVEcoachesthemtospeakomtheheart.Areporterorauthorcandelivertheactsbutmembersotheinertilitycommunityputaacewiththediseasetherebyincreasingawarenessandempathy.EachyearduringNationalInertilityAwarenessWeekNIAWRESOLVEralliestheinertilitycommunityandearnsagreatdealomediaexposure.DuringNIAW2013RESOLVEvolunteerswereproledintheirlocalnewswroteblogsandwereeaturedononlinenewssourcesincludingTheHufngtonPostCNN.comParents.comandUSAToday.In2013RESOLVEpartneredwithEMDSeronotolaunchtheStateFertilityScorecardthersteverstate-by-statescorecardthatmeasuredtheertilityiendlinessoall50statesandWashingtonD.C.RESOLVEalsogeneratedmediacoverageduringNIAWwiththelaunchoitsrstonlinepersonalertilityassessmenttoolcalledFertility5withsupportomShadyGroveFertility.HeresjustasamplingoadditionalmediahighlightsthroughouttheyearWhenaneditorialcriticizingIVFandthelegacyoSirRobertEdwardstheNobelPrize-winningBritishIVFpioneerwaspublishedintheWallStreetJournalRESOLVEBoardmembersLeeRubinCollinsandAliDomarrespondedonbehaloRESOLVEandtheinertilitycommunitywithamovinglettertotheeditorthatwaspublishedinasubsequentissueotheWallStreetJournal.BarbaraCollurabroughtthemessageosensitivityandempathytoawideraudienceoparentsandpregnantwomenontheParents.comwebsite.Shegaveuseuladviceonhowtosupportaiendthroughinertility.ColluraalsoreachedUSATodaysnationalaudiencewiththeimportantmessagethatthelackoinsurancecoverageorertilitytreatmentsneedstochange.RESOLVEwasproudtoworkwiththeauthortodevelopacover-storyintheWashingtonPostMagazinethatdrewattentiontotheofen-overlookedprivateheartacheomenacinginertility.RESOLVEworkedwithStarsandStripesoverthecourseomanymonthsonanoriginalstoryabouttheuniquechallengesacedbymilitarycouplesstrugglingwithinertility.WhenapoliticiangarnerednationalattentionwithcommentsthatwereactuallyincorrectaswellasoensivetotheinertilitycommunityPOLITICOreachedouttoRESOLVEtosettherecordstraightandonceagainremindthepublicthatinertilityisadiseaseandjustrelaxisnotthecure.RESOLVEcontinuestoworkwithmediaoutletstocallattentiontothediseaseoinertilityandprovideaccurateinormation.ForthelatestinormationonthemediascoverageoinertilitylikeRESOLVEsFacebookpageandvisitRESOLVEsIntheNewspageatwww.resolve.orgaboutnews.html.FMediAAleRtResolVenwTheImpactofYourDonationYourdonationof250supportsRESOLVEsmediaoutreachtopresentpositiveimagesandaccurateinformationofassistedreproductionandadoption.AvrrixPageadvertiser6A4Ap8AphplawCr19tApCacy13ApFrmhar4AvacFryCrCca4CrrhmaRprcanrsrliJhasym19CrrRprcvMcaW-CrMcasc13CraCrrRprcvMc11CrCrrMaRprcvMc11erpasprmBakusA19FryCri13gFryRprcvMc24gciVFi24hRCFry21iVFnwJry6JhpkFryCr6liaiVF6nrrCaraFryMcaCr8oCAcpcric8PacfcRprcvCr23RprcvByAca22tRprcvMcgrp21RprcvsccCrnwJry8Rprtc22sCsAdac21ZRtlabrary 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