David and Jen married in June 2013 and a month later, found themselves sitting in an office at the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, OH. At that consultation, Jen and David were diagnosed with male and female factor infertility. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and low morphology were the exact diagnoses. It meant that starting a family would not come easy.
Like many others faced with the costs of IVF, David and Jen weren’t sure how they were going to afford treatments. They began researching insurance plans and realized that because Jen’s employer was located in Illinois, IVF was fully covered. So, in January 2014, David and Jen began IVF hoping to fix their broken hearts. After three rounds of IVF and a bout of OHSS (ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome), David and Jen became pregnant with twins. Almost a year later to the exact date they started IVF, David and Jen welcomed their twin miracles, Violet and Logan.
Infertility is a disease that can leave couples feeling isolated and often come with a huge financial burden. As they went through the IVF process, they met several couples that not only had to overcome the emotional roller coaster, but the financial burden as well. David and Jen could not help but feel fortunate and blessed that they became parents, but also that they did not have to bear the financial burden of infertility due to Jennifer’s employer providing fertility coverage. They began looking for ways to give back.
David and Jen first began giving back by donating their two remaining embryos from their IVF cycles to a couple longing to start a family. That couple gave birth to a baby boy in the summer of 2016. The embryo donation only fueled their desire to give back even more. After conducting a significant amount of research, David and Jen discovered that there were very few nonprofit organizations across the country that supported those battling infertility. They believed an infertility non-profit was a needed organization in their community, so, in January 2016, they created Parental Hope.
David earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration at the University of Kentucky and his law degree at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He has been admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is designated by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Currently, David is an Estate Planning Specialist at Truepoint Wealth Counsel in Blue Ash, OH.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and communications from the University of Pittsburgh. She is Assistant Vice President at ServiceLink, a premier national provider of transaction services to the mortgage and finance industries.
David and Jen are lifelong residents of the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area and currently reside in Anderson Township, Ohio with their 3-year old twins, Violet and Logan.