The CEO and President of RESOLVE is currently wearing a pomegranate-coloured thread on his right wrist. It's the must-have fashion accessory for all SQs and SPJs this season.
Because RESOLVE rocks in general, and I'm not just saying that because they took two hours out of their busy schedules to meet with me today. I put the organization up there on the same level as my RE and ladies-when-waiting as people-who-are-trying-to-get-me-pregnant. Oh...and my husband. He's on that list too.
And these are the reasons why you should click on their name and go straight to their website and join if you are not already a member. Because the $55 you invest in a membership may save you thousands down the road. RESOLVE lobbies to get fertility treatments covered by insurance. They are fighting the good fight to get treatments accessible to every American. So, the $55 I spend today may in turn save me thousands when insurance companies are mandated to cover a few rounds of IVF. And even if they don't change the coverage during my family-building years, they are sure to have been successful by the time our children are of age. Since certain conditions that cause infertility are hereditary, I consider it an insurance plan for my children.
And because they're on our side. And they get it. And they are there with emotional support. And fantastic articles in their magazine. And they have great bulletin boards and chat rooms for online support.
So that was my personal plug for RESOLVE. Please support them because they actually make a huge difference in your life without you even realizing the extent of their work.
The meeting was fantastic. I was there to talk about the book and they gave me great advice. But they also listened to our idea for Infertility's Common Thread, took a skein of thread for the office, and took our write-up. They're going to figure out how they can get involved and get back to me so I'll keep everyone posted. Even if it turns out that they can't help get the word out there, I was very touched that the President ripped off a length of thread (with his bare hands! No scissor! He gives my karate-chopping nurse practioner a run for her money. Especially since the NP didn't actually do anything physically impressive--just deliver a huge emotionally impressive karate-chop of a statement) during the meeting and had me tie it to his wrist.
One cheap bracelet for man. One huge statement about infertility for mankind. Womenkind. For people...for peoplekind.