Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your foresight, vision of the world seeing all children, all people, based on their character, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” will live forever.
Our CEO, Robin Mangieri, shares a quote with us that resonates with her...
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
“I have a dream” has become an iconic phrase that has immeasurable depth- it’s vast.
And it’s become personal as well, for many of us. Of course I say this with all due respect for Dr. King and with recognition of his intentions for these words as they pertained to a very specific cause. So it is with the utmost admiration and respect that I say, I have a dream too.
That reproductive disease was recognized as not only a medical problem, but as problem that brings generations of families to a screeching stop. We want to see infertility treated as the life changing problem that it is.
I have a wish too- I wish that Dr. King had been alive to help raise his children, to have continued to add to the voice of the nation and the world, to have been influential in changes that haven’t occurred or been slower than any of us would have liked. Who knows what our world would be like had he not been killed at such a young age?
Today, we honor the life and courage of one of the greatest men our country’s ever seen. We’re honoring his specific dream and also, his ability to dream, in acknowledging our own dreams.
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.