(Closed) Infertility: Walk for HOPE

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Like I said before on the 6+month Thread, Thank you for organizing this WALK. I so wish I could participate, but I am just far :(((( However, I visited the site and did my part :)))

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m sorry I couldn’t donate more!!! Thank you for doing this!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This is amazing, I wish I could be there!

Infertility sucks.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Yellow.Clover:  This is amazing! I can’t be there, but I’ll be cheering you on from afar!

ETA: Let’s get Clover to her goal! Everyone go donate a few bucks! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wish I could be there for this!  I love that you organized it!!  πŸ™‚  Infertility and loss have been (as I’m sure you’ve noticed) two of the hardest things that I’ve ever had to deal with in my life.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Yellow.Clover:  MY 30th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! I SO wish I lived closer!!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Yellow.Clover:  This is an amazing thing that you’re doing! I wish I could give more!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Yellow.Clover:  I guess I also don’t get the whole “break the silence thing.”  I assume people don’t go public because they consider reproduction a private matter?  No one is forcing anyone to be quiet. 

I also object to the notion that bearing children is the “one thing” women’s bodies are created for.

Infertility is unfortunate and sad for sure but its not life threatening so I don’t think I get calling it a “disease.”  What exactly are the donations for?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Zhabeego:  Infertility is a disease by definition, pure and simple. Disease does not mean life threatening, it is an abnormality of the body. As females, we evolved to make babies, so I think that is what Clover is referring to. The donations go toward education and support for couples battling infertility.  I am not battling infertility (just started TTC a few months ago), but I do agree that people who are having difficulty conceiving often find it difficult to talk about. People who battle infertility are often embarassed or ashamed to be open about their struggles. No, nobody is forcing them to be silent, but I think the idea here is that we need to change this “social norm” of silence. People should feel open to discussing their struggles and feel supported. How to do this, I don’t know, but getting people to talk about it is the first step, and that is, I think, what Clover is referring to.

@Yellow.Clover:  Correct me if anything I said above is incorrect. I hope I didn’t speak out of turn, but I felt the need to respond!

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