Fertility Team Expresses More Thoughts for the New Year
The outpouring of emotion expressed by the Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) team members far exceeded what I expected. Here are the last of the thoughts and wishes from our RMACT team members. Last, but certainly not least. We are all united, here at RMACT, in wishing all of you the very best for 2013. One of our team members mentioned waving a magic wand and allowing everyone to have their wish. We all feel that way. And we are also so fortunate and grateful that we do the work that we do to actually help you on your journey to your family. With love and light, Lisa Rosenthal
"Wishing you happiness throughout the holidays and into 2013. Hoping that 2013 is the year of all years for family building!!" NL
"Please pray for our many precious new angels in heaven from Newtown who left this earth and their loved ones way before their time." DA
“I live my life by the old adage, treat someone how you want to be treated. My parents, who are the most wonderful people I know, have instilled this into my sister and I from a very young age, which is one of the many things that I will forever be grateful to my parents. Because of my parents, I have always been able to express care and compassion to everyone I have met and continue to meet, no matter the circumstance. After the tragedy that recently occurred in Newtown, a town so close to home for many of us, my heart just breaks. I wish I could reach out to all of those children, teachers, and their family affected by this tragedy and hug them. I wish I can press a button and take away their pain. I wish, like so many of us, that this terrible tragedy never happened. The teachers and staff and even the kids at Sandy Hook Elementary school that showed their courage that day, that gave their lives that day, are true heroes. I believe they reacted from the heart and we, as a community, as a country, have so much to learn from these heroes. We all need to act with more compassion towards one another, we need to be more kind, we need to imagine what it would be like to “walk in their shoes”. I believe that if we do this, our world will become a better place. Bad things will always happen, but if we all can just do one nice thing a day, hold the door open, smile, then maybe we’d be able to turn someone’s day around, maybe we’d be able to feel connected and just maybe, there wouldn’t be so much pain…” JS
"This holiday season I feel I can’t breath. I feel a horrific cloud over this season. What happened in Newtown is horrifying and I am not quite sure how the families will go on. These were babies they were helpless and its hard to look at my own children without seeing the Sandy Hook Elementry school children’s faces. I hope as a nation we have learned something, I hope we all pause to love our children even more, to say I love you one more time. I know that my breathing will get easier and my heart won’t feel so heavy as time goes on, but I will never forget our fallen angels." JC
"There have been many times in our lives when this country has experienced loss and all around us seems to be falling apart. The Newtown tragedy is one of these times. I do believe that after our mourning and struggle of trying to find the security of what was, we can find ourselves with a new understanding and strength of what must be to grow and reach new awareness. I wish that I had the answers that we all need to hear, but the most I can offer during times of loss is an ear to listen, an open caring heart, and this time to respond to President Obama’s Call to Action in whatever way that I can." CG
"I have struggled with many emotions over the past week. Mainly I am grief stricken. How can I help these families that lost the most important thing to them? Their child, teacher, friend, mother, aunt, playmate. There is nothing I can do, I feel so helpless and paralyzed at times when I look around at people around me. How do we go on? I don't know the answer to this. I continue to pray for the families in Newtown and for all of us that we may at some point find peace. I pray and I hope for change from this. We can not accept this as human beings." AM
About 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.