FUMS 001 | Dan & Jennifer Digmann Interview

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In this episode, I interview Dan & Jennifer Digmann, a wonderful married couple who both have Multiple Sclerosis.  They’ve written a book called, “Despite MS, To Spite MS” and we talk about what their journey has been like:  how they met and married, how they deal with their challenges, and how they advocate for all MS’ers.

You’ll learn:

  • How they maintain their upbeat outlook;
  • What’s on their horizon for advocacy
  • How writing a book helped clarify each of their approaches to MS

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Resources in this episode:

Despite MS, to Spite MS

Dan & Jennifer’s website 

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Work From Home

Pulling the Plug

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Multiple Sclerosis Holiday Gift Guide – 2014


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happiness during the holidays

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Time – Doesn’t Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Time and Multiple Sclerosis

Occasionally I will post a guest blog – either something someone has sent to me – or something I’ve actively sought out.  This guest blog was one that I solicited from a good friend of FUMSnow.com – Ms. Joy S. Johnson.  She’s a writer, an animal enthusiast (especially her dog Duke) and yes, she has […]

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Multiple Sclerosis and Guilt

  According to Wikipedia, “Survivor guilt (or survivor’s guilt; also called survivor syndrome or survivor’s syndrome) is a mental condition that occurs when a person perceives themselves to have done wrong by surviving a traumatic event when others did not. It may be found among survivors of combat, natural disasters, epidemics, among the friends and family of those who have committed suicide, and in non-mortal […]

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