Melissa Maisenbacher reflects on LA 2014 2013 NY



“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” (Henry David Thoreau)


Dreams. Journey. As I fly back home from the LA 2014 Show in NYC, I am reflecting on these two words that were repeated many times. On a fertility journey. Building the family of your dreams. This past Sunday genetics experts, life coaches, drug companies, device makers, and support groups converged in the lower East side of Manhattan to help support people who want to have children.


Hearing families tell their stories was powerful. Listening to how, along the journey, different aides were available to provide guidance and help was inspiring. From genetic testing, support groups and treatments to adoption lawyers and surrogacy agencies – all played a role in helping families realize their dreams.


As a genetic counselor working for Natera, a company dedicated to helping families have healthy children, I hope that I am able to contribute to these future families. I strive to give patients assistance to pursue their dreams and the information to guide their journey.


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