Despite MS, to Spite MS
Dan and Jennifer Digmann, authors of “Despite MS, to Spite MS,” have had Multiple Sclerosis for a combined total of nearly 30 years. The book is their story—their trials, their triumphs, and their constant battle for health and happiness.
“We know from firsthand experience that when people are diagnosed and when they continue to live with Multiple Sclerosis or other chronic conditions, it can be quite depressing and overwhelming,” Jennifer says. “Many times, all it takes is an encouraging voice or real-life story to help you put things into perspective, discover an inner strength you never knew you had, and realize you’re not facing your challenges alone.”
The Digmanns have created a powerful book that is part love story, part healthcare narrative, and part self-help piece. Despite MS, to Spite MS contains blog-inspired essays written by both Dan and Jennifer, along with inspirational poems from MS poet Judy Williams.
Dan and Jennifer use their experience as public speakers to create an honest and moving portrait of life with MS. Through the tough times (Jennifer losing her ability to walk) and the moments of beauty (the couple’s first dance), the Digmanns retain their positive attitude and their desire to make each day better.
“Despite MS, to Spite MS” has been highly praised by medical professionals, self-help leaders, caregivers, and readers dealing with MS and other chronic diseases. The book has also been used as a textbook for classes on disability theory. Portions of the proceeds from Despite MS, to Spite MS benefit the National MS Society and Camp Courageous of Iowa.
Dan and Jennifer Digmann
Through sharing their stories, Dan and Jennifer Digmann demonstrate two very different faces of Multiple Sclerosis. Jennifer and and Dan both have MS and combined, we have taken on this chronic illness for nearly 30 years. Jennifer was diagnosed in 1997; Dan was diagnosed in 2000. She has secondary-progressive MS and no longer walks. His is relapsing-remitting and he's training to run a 10K race. They met at a National Multiple Sclerosis Society event in 2002, were married in 2005 and are continuing to live happily ever after.
Author's Website: DespiteMStoSpiteMS.com
You will fall in love with Jennifer and Dan!
A must read!
By A. Goodman
Great inspirational book!
Inspirational, moving and heartfelt
This book is amazing...
about a couple who both share the neurological disorder, Multiple Sclerosis. Is a very truthful, loving book. Filled with good helpful thoughts and feelings. A GOOD read.
Inspirational for all!
Whether you have MS or not, this book is a fantastic read for everyone who lives life. It makes you really look at your own struggles and the fact that there is always a silver lining. It all depends on you and the lens with which you choose to look at your own life. Despite MS, to Spite MS is inspirational, heartfelt, humorous, serious, and honest. This is a MUST read for all!
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