Monday, April 20, 2009

Walk of Hope Recap

I was lucky enough to be able to volunteer at the RESOLVE Walk of Hope 2009 yesterday! It was amazing, and I got the pleasure to meet some amazing couples that have struggled with infertility. It was so nice to be surrounded by people who are like me! Going through or have gone through what I am, and being open and talking about our struggles with out secrecy. It was quite refreshing! I met a lot of people who used or using donor eggs, actually I was surprised how many of them there were there! Good for them I thought! Not only that I got to meet a lot of IF kids and babies (lots of twins, and triplets, and even one or two sets of quads!)

To my surprise my RE was there with his wife and kids (3 year old IVF twins, that he did himself) so that was awesome to meet his wife and beautiful family. I also got to hang out with my favorite nurse from my clinic and her 3 kids. SO fun! I truly don't feel like just a patient when I am with them...to me they are my hope and my future to have the family I desire. I love them!

I did not win the free IVF obviously, even though I had 6 tickets in the bowl and there were only 166 registrants. I was pretty bummed but the women that won her and her husband were crying so I feel like they really deserved it. Plus, I really didn't want to switch clinics...although I would have in a heart beat for a free IVF!!

I didn't get too many pictures, because I was busy putting tattoo's on kids. That's what my job was, there was a whole kids entertainment area with a petting zoo, bounce houses, and a tattoo booth. Really fun, but here are the few pictures that I got.

4 comments:

WantWait&Pray said...

Looks and sounds like it was a blast! What a great experience to get to meet the families of your RE and nurse! I've tried researching if there is a Walk of Hope in my area and couldn't find one....where did you hear about it? On your local Resolve website?

Hope you're doing great! Let the 2ww FLY BY!!!!!

Lisa said...

Yes, I found it on my local resolve website...the southwest resolve page. I am not sure if it is nationwide, but maybe contact your local person and see!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!

hopefaithlove said...

I wish they had one of those around her.