OUR MISSION

Everlasting Hope’s mission is to create public awareness that infertility is a treatable medical condition. It is our wish to support North Dakota and South Dakota families experiencing infertility through resources, education, events, support, and grants to offset medical expenses.

1 in 8 individuals or couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Fertility challenges are due to 1/3 male factors, 1/3 female factors, and 1/3 unknown causes

The American Medical Association, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the World Health Organization recognize infertility as a disease, which means it should be covered by health insurance like other diseases. However, cost is the number one barrier to infertility medical treatment as insurance law does not cover infertility treatment.

  • A national infertility organization, Resolve, completed a community survey that found  39% of participants used credit cards to pay for their fertility procedures, while 12.6% took out loans and 4% used their home as equity. They also found that women (25-34 years old) accrued $30,000 of debt on average after undergoing infertility treatment.

  • Approximately 37% of North Dakota residents are of reproductive age. 17% of those individuals will face infertility and require treatment.

  • In North Dakota the average earnings is $41,969.7 Those who lack IVF coverage assume an out-of-pocket healthcare expense, averaging $12,400 per treatment cycle. Additionally, infertility patients will encounter highly inflated managed care pharmacy prices for medications, where patients with coverage can pay as much as 100% more for medications compared to prices charged to self-pay patients.

About Us

Meet The Team

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 Tara Brandner
Founder/ President

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Patty Hulm
Vice President

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Jennifer Hill
Treasurer

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Kristin Natwick
Secretary

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Moriah Gross
South Dakota Representative
Government Affairs Chair

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Hankey Law
Legal Counsel

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

We are thankful for people that are willing to donate their time, resources, and ideas. There are many volunteer opportunities available. Please email tara@raisingeverlastinghope.org