What Does Father’s Day Have To Do With “Infertility”?

June 19, 2011


I guess I could feel sad about this upcoming week with all the advertising and restaurant discounts and sports related events that’s catering to Father’s Day however I’m not. Fathers could use alot of recognition even though some of them lately have been misbehaving very badly!

For the record this day is meaningful for me because my father was a hardworking and great Coal Miner from West Virginia who assisted in raising 15 brothers and sister (and yes my mother plays a huge role in our lives even today.) I know you have a story to tell but I don’t think I will have enough neither space nor time to mention it here. Sorry about that but I had better let you know why I chose to talk about Father’s Day and Infertility in the same sentence.

Did you know that…?

“Infertility is a disease, and if you have been diagnosed, you are not alone. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7.3 million Americans, or 1 in 8 couples of childbearing, age are infertile.”

I have chosen to direct my energy and focus towards those silent individuals who suffer from infertility and/or presently experiencing the inability to procreate due to physical, physiological, genetic issues, or some unknown cause.

I am proud to be a professional member of such an organization as Resolve who advocates, supports, and educates communities and members about infertility.

We can all do something for the men and women and families across our country who
find it difficult to pay out-of-pocket for infertility medical treatment…

“Have the men in your life taken action? Ask them to support the Family Act of 2011, S965
More than 2,000 women and men have contacted their Senators to urge them to co-sponsor S 965 — a bill to create a tax credit for the out-of-pocket costs associated with infertility medical treatment. Introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), this bill will potentially help thousands of people seek medical treatment that otherwise would be out of reach for them. ”

Secondly, take a moment this week to visit http://www.RESOLVE.ORG to learn more about Infertility and what you can do to support such an important Cause!

Happy Father’s Day

Curt Canada MSW is a leadership, career, and life coach who also provides early intervention communications coaching w/couples experiencing infertility.

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