You get it.
You understand that wanting to have a child is a basic human right, which the disease of infertility snatches away.
You make it your mission to employ some of the most sensitive, dedicated people, who go out and educate others about what infertility really looks like.
You know having a baby doesn't happen when you "just relax." You are always on the side of family, and you've seen first hand how hard it can be to get there.
You facilitate events like Advocacy Day, and the Walk of Hope, and while I know there is a ton of work that goes into them, I want to tell you two words.
Two words cannot encompass all the gratitude and perseverance and love I associate with you.
Because of you, I found support groups, and people who understand the heartache this disease brings.
Because of you, people receive information to help them, encouragement to reassure them, and events to empower them.
Because of you, I have hope.
So no, thank you cannot possibly tell you the way you have helped me transform a disease into a cause.
But I'm going to say it anyway.
Thank you for giving me a launching board to help influence policy and laws, and most importantly, to take the shame out of this disease.
Thank you for showing up for everyone in the infertility community.
I promise to keep showing up for you too.
A grateful friend