Amber was one of the first people to know about my struggle with infertility. I messaged her for the first time in June 2017, to ask about her experience with Clomid. I was so nervous to talk to Amber because we are both from the same small town and I was so worried about people finding out. Amber immediately told me that I could come to her with any questions and that everything said to her would be kept confidential (and to this day it has).
Amber and her husband were high school sweethearts who struggled with infertility for 5 years before conceiving their miracle baby via IVF (after multiple failed IUI’s and one failed round of IVF). Amber was one of the first people I knew who talked about infertility publicly. Needless to say, I knew who to go to when I had fertility medication questions.
I admire Amber for the strength she displayed throughout her infertility journey. I admire her for being so open about her journey. I admire her for her eagerness to help those struggling with infertility. I.admire.her.
“I don’t want my pain and struggle to make me a victim. I want my battle to make me someone else’s hero.” –a quote I sent Amber a few months ago.