Newtown Next Door: A Very Local National Tragedy

Newtown: A Very Local National TragedyIt's supposed to get better. 

 

And yet sometimes it just gets worse and worse.

 

National tragedy that is very local for us here at RMACT. Newtown is right in our midst. We have patients and RMACT members who live there. This is our home. 

 

It's supposed to get better. 

 

How could it get worse?

 

And then it does.

 

It does sometimes, get worse. Not another day of death for children who have barely started their lives, no. Not that. Not that kind of worse. 

 

Worse in that the pain goes on and you don't wake up to find that it was a horrifying nightmare. And there are bomb threats. And more lock downs in our schools, traumatizing our children. And moronic, insulting conspiracy theories. Unbelievable. 

 

And life still goes on, for those of us still alive. 

 

We put one foot in front of another and life goes on.

 

Pregnancies are created. Babies are born. 

 

Infertility treatment goes on. Scans are done. Medications are taken.

 

Life goes on.

 

Just not the same. Not ever the same. 

 

A wonderful clip of Newtown. Several of my close friends who live in Newtown have shared this on Facebook. We are choosing to share it here.

 

 

 

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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