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Infertility Meets Social Media in a Virtual Video Contest to Win a Donated IVF Cycle
Date:11/9/2013

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) November 09, 2013

For the third consecutive year, Sher Fertility Institute is hosting their “I Believe” Video Journal Project. “I Believe” is an online contest wherein prospective patients submit a short video chronicling their infertility journey with the hope of winning a donated IVF cycle. The goal of this project is to raise awareness for infertility; to educate, inspire and connect those who are struggling.

Voting takes place on the Sher Fertility Institute Website and on You Tube. A panel of Sher Fertility Institute doctors, nurses and support staff are also involved in selecting the finalists. Once the finalists have been chosen, a panel of infertility activists and experts not affiliated with Sher Institute decides on the winners.

The videos are raw, emotional testimonials of couples who desperately want a child. (View the contest entries here - http://haveababy.com/believe-2013-videos/).

This year, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker is producing a documentary about the project. You can learn more about Amanda Micheli and her impressive credentials at http://www.runawayfilms.com. Amanda is going through IVF herself as we speak, and is committed to making a film that explores infertility from an objective and empathetic point of view.

Critics have claimed that these “contests” are unethical and take advantage of vulnerable, desperate people with a unique kind of video voyeurism. But those close to the project take comfort from the feedback they receive from past participants (not just the winners!) continually tell us how the project has changed th
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