Today the second of a two-part series featuring an extensive Q and A with Jennifer and me appeared in the Monticello Express, my hometown newspaper. Certainly, Part II has different information that Part I, but I still feel the same about it as I did last week (see my previous post)!
I guess what’s different this time around is that in addition to being humbled by it all, there’s a lot of excitement (or is it nervousness?) surrounding our being featured in the paper again this week: Jennifer and my presentation, which was what motivated Express Editor Steve Lerch to talk with us in the first place, is happening in less than two days! 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, to be exact. Let’s see … a two-part interview in the Express over the last two weeks, presentation flyers being posted all around town, and, (how incredible is this?) copies of the flyers getting inserted in the bulletins of the church where I grew up? No pressure there!
The reality is we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to share our story in Monticello to increase awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and inspire others who are dealing and living with the challenges of this and other illnesses. It seems like we’ve already started to do this, and we haven’t spoken a word about it there at all yet! How humbling is that?
Here’s Part II:
|Digmanns hope to raise MS awareness, seek cure|
|The following discussion is the second of a two-part series with 1991 Monticello High School Graduate Dan Digmann. Mr. Digmann and his wife Jennifer are living with Multiple Sclerosis and will be hosting a public discussion about their fight to raise awareness at 1:30 p.m. p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Mary Lovell LeVan Renaissance Center.
SL– What would you two like to see have happen in the field of MS research/awareness within the next 5– 10 years?
SL– What are your immediate goals in regards to raising awareness? Is the Monticello visit the first of many stops that you’ll be making? Will you be presenting any challenges to the community to help raise awareness…. For example, in one year you’ll return to see if the city has implemented an MS awareness 5k.
SL– What do the Digmanns like to do for fun?
SL– What don’t the Digmanns want to see happen with the U.S. Healthcare System?
Jennifer Digmann earned her BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan-Flint in 1997. She is currently, deemed disabled due to my secondary progressive MS and I no longer work outside of the home.