We both have MS and combined, have taken on this chronic illness for more than 25 years. Jennifer was diagnosed in 1997; Dan was diagnosed in 2000. She has secondary-progressive MS. His is relapsing-remitting.
We were married Sept. 10, 2005, after meeting at the National MS Society program "Finding Your Buried Treasure." Seriously! And so we've found our treasure and have lived happily ever after since then, well, except for that whole MS thing! Dan is a writer and editor at Central Michigan University, and Jennifer takes care of our home.
Together we demonstrate the extremes of how MS impacts people so differently.
Our mission is do as much as we can through our writing – including our recently released book, “Despite MS, to Spite MS” – speaking and living life to the fullest to increase MS awareness and help other people move forward with their lives.
Living With It in Multiple Sclerosis