Help ‘Challenge MS’

Less than two weeks ago, we learned about a group of local people preparing to undertake the unthinkable to fight Multiple Sclerosis. They are going to ride their bikes from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, in an ambitious endeavor to raise awareness and $20,000 to help fight MS. We, along with our friend and local MS self-help group leader Cathy, were invited to attend a recent Challenge MS fundraising event, and we couldn’t be more touched and excited by their efforts. It is our pleasure to feature this guest post by Melissa Kane – one of the...

Our MS story on Sirius XM

We’re so ecstatic that our Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series! In addition to the fact that the Tigers swept the Bronx Bombers to secure their spot in the World Series, their quick ALCS win gave us this weekend to prepare for (and freak out about) one of our biggest interviews ever. How big? I think Jennifer’s recent Facebook post said it best: “Dan Digmann explained this much more eloquently, but all I have to say is, ‘Holy Crap, we’ll be sharing our story about living with MS on XM Radio Monday...

Faith in the face of MS

MS and our story are making it to the East Coast! We spent nearly 45 minutes on the telephone last Monday evening with Paul Kretchmer, producer of the WIHS Journal (104.9 FM) radio program for the Christian radio station based in Middletown, Conn. He had contacted us to follow up on the news release we recently distributed about our book, Despite MS, to Spite MS. While Jennifer and I spent most of the time with Paul discussing our experiences and perspectives with the disease we share, he asked questions that presented the opportunity to talk about one of the most...

Live Fully, Fight Back and Find Hope

Teaming up with the Jenkins Group in Traverse City, Mich., we launched our first nationwide campaign promoting our book, “Despite MS, to Spite MS.” The company worked with us to develop a targeted news release and this week distributed it to nearly 2,400 media outlets nationwide, including magazines, newspapers, websites and radio and television programs. We’ve had some positive responses and are hoping to continue developing interest in the book we wrote to help others. We feel the release that the Jenkins Group developed best captures the essence of our...

Traveling, with MS

Jennifer and I have been together for nearly a decade, but she has yet to set foot into my parents’ home. We’ve gone back to my hometown of Monticello, Iowa, to spend Easter with my family each year, but the three steep steps leading into their home make it impossible for Jennifer to get inside with her power wheelchair. And so, we adapt. Read this post in its entirety and learn how we make this possible: Does MS Impact Travel Plans? Question of the...