About 2 weeks ago, I was invited to travel to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) in Washington, D.C. to be part of a work group developing standards and practices for genetic testing. It was such an honor to be at the table with geneticists, researchers, doctors, and professors- these individuals are all highly respected in their fields. I kept wondering what I can bring to the table, but I quickly saw how much these incredibly brilliant professionals valued my personal patient experiences. One of the highlights of the trip was meeting another patient rep, Katya Lezlin. She was part of the oncology work group and has an incredible story to share. You can learn more about her on her website. She also started a new blog called Human + Kind and this week she did a feature on me and Hearts For Ezra. Check it out!

http://www.katyalezin.com/humankind/emily-bessey/