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Mario Leigh

Mario Leigh is a 23-year-old recent college graduate from Marist College, currently working in the Aerospace Digital Technology industry. Mario recognized the disparities surrounding the coverage of fertility treatments across the united states and decided to take action. Using his background in leadership and experience working for Congress in Washington D.C. Mario created Affordable Families as a way to unite the community, legislators, and organizations in the fight against infertility. Mario is passionate about expanding access to fertility treatment to all who need it including members of the LGBTQ+ Community.

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By: Mario Leigh
June 19th, 2020

I vividly remember this one specific night in 2017, during my sophomore year of college. I was lying in my twin bed in my dorm room, under the covers tossing and turning, knowing I wasn't going to sleep that night. It was the night I realized that my sexuality wasn't a choice and that I couldn't keep lying to myself anymore. For a lot of people, I imagine it's a pretty liberating feeling, but to me, it felt like a tremendous weight had settled on my shoulders. I could only think about the implications of this realization, and how much my future might differ from the one I had always imagined.