Sue Johnston’s Biography
Sue Johnston, author, anthologist and infertility advocate is supporting our Charity of the Month for April, which is Infertility Awareness Month. Sue struggled for a decade of her life to have her one and only child. During the thick of her battle with infertility, Sue joined RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. The people she met through her support group became her lifeline. Infertility impacted Sue’s life so deeply that nearly two decades after resolving her own infertility, Sue published her support book. In March of 2017 she launched Detours: Unexpected Journeys of Hope Conceived from Infertility. Sue’s book is unprecedented because it is a collection of real life stories of her RESOLVE friends’ infertility journeys, which cover the gambit of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, including: IVF, ICSI, adoption, childfree living, recurrent miscarriage and much more. Sue is donating all net proceeds from the sale of Detours to RESOLVE.
As an infertility advocate, Sue travels to Washington D.C. each year for Infertility Advocacy Day. She lobbies Congress to help pass or prevent bills that affect those who are struggling to build their families. At last year’s Advocacy Day, Sue learned that Michigan was rated a D for infertility support. Being a former teacher, Sue knew she had to do something to improve the grade and offer fertility support in her state. She started her own RESOLVE affiliated peer-led support group, which meets on the third Monday of every month from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Brighton District Library.
Because she also saw an overwhelming need for others to show their support, Sue designed her own line of fertility greeting cards that she aptly named,
In-Fertility & Friendship Cards. Her cards are the perfect combination of sensitivity and sense of humor. We are sure you will find the perfect way to show you care about someone who longs to love a child of their own when you send one of Sue’s beautiful cards.
One in eight couples are affected by infertility. We hope you will please stop into Finding Roots in April and pick up a copy of Detours and purchase a card or two for someone you know who is struggling this dreaded disease.