Well, I might be going a little crazy but that's ok! I've had a light bulb moment!
Mahatma Gandhi said: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
He was right. If you want things to change, you have to find your voice and make the change.
For a long time I have been complaining about the fact that the law in California that mandates the coverage of infertility treatment, specifically excludes the coverage of IVF. It makes me angry and it's unfair. How can a medical procedure not be covered by medical insurance?
I have complained, and complained and COMPLAINED about how ridiculous this is. We do not want to do IVF (it's not exactly a bag of laughs). We are not opting to do IVF rather than have a child naturally. We have no option to be able to conceive except through IVF because I have a medical condition. I have whined and moaned and obsessed about the fact that IVF isn't covered by insurance, but have not actually tried to do anything about it because..well...how? How can one person make a difference?
Then I saw a news story on change.org and a light bulb went off. I CAN make a difference. I CAN be heard and I can make sure that others are heard as well.
I have created a petition to change the law that excludes IVF from coverage. You can be the change and sign it and let your voice be heard too! For those of you who are in states that don't mandate the coverage of infertility, you can be the voice of change too and start your own petition at change.org
Here is my petition please feel free to sign it no matter where you are from. Signatures from those within California hold more water with California's representatives but the more signatures there are the more likely change.org will feature the petition on their website.