Lisa Rosenthal

Patient Leader

Little did I know, 31 years ago, when I first started trying to become pregnant, that infertility and family building would become my life work. The disease of infertility is a thief, trying to rob us of the basic, fundamental right to have a family. It’s a disease that’s often dismissed as life style, it’s often shrouded in shame. Like any other disease, we deserve insurance coverage, treatment, and support. I've advocated for ALL people who want to become parents, first through not for profits (Resolve and The American Fertility Association) and now with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut. I’m also a proud board member of Resolve New England.

Location

Brookfield, CT

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog Patient Leader Hero

Finalist

Healthcare Collaborator: Patient

Lisa provides both education and emotional support to women struggling with infertility. She runs an in person and private online Facebook group with RMA CT and has created an incredibly warm, supportive community. She is always there when her patients need her- to cry on her shoulder or to share a joy. She pursues advocacy relentlessly as well.  — Jami

Lisa is the most supportive and active patient advocate I have ever met. And I am in the medical profession myself. She provides fertile yoga, leads patient support groups in real life and online and helps others to become advocates too. She is always there and available. She also has advocated on all of our behalves and helped change legislation!  — Wendy

Lisa never ceases to amaze me. She goes above and beyond to not only continuously check in on current patients but also the “graduates”. She writes about relevant and meaningful topics that motivate us to keep fighting for our dream of motherhood. Lisa is an advocate, a friend & a resource. Lisa has been our voice when we needed her the most.

Lisa Rosenthal

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