Tara Brandner has been working for years on including infertility insurance coverage in health care plans.

She said many couples struggling with infertility feel alone. However, that’s not the case. She said recent statistics show 1 in 6 North Dakotan’s have infertility issues, which equals more than 14,000 North Dakota residents.

Brandner has created a nonprofit to help raise awareness on this issue, called Everlasting Hope. Everlasting Hope provides resources and finances for those in need. She held her first auction event at Laughing Sun in Bismarck on Thursday, which more than 50 people attended.

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