Mitch Sturgeon

Patient Leader

I am a memoirist, blogger, and disability advocate, although I was none of these things before being diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS in 2001. In the ensuing years, I lost my ability to pursue outdoor passions like golf, snowmobiling, and hiking. In 2009, a year after I purchased my first wheelchair, I took medical retirement from my chemical engineering career and began writing. Enjoying the Ride: Two Generations of Tragedy and Triumph, is my first book. I am also the author of an award-winning blog, enjoyingtheride.com, where I employ a mixture of humor, inspiration, and straight-talk to share my experiences as a disabled person. I am a contributor at multiplesclerosis.net, and my interviews and essays can be found at various disability websites and journals. I live in South Portland, Maine, with my wife, Kim, where I can usually be found talking to my computer while gazing out over the ocean.

Location

South Portland, ME

Past Awards Participation

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards

Finalist

Best Kept Secret

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards

Nominations

Best Kept Secret

2018 WEGO Health Awards

Nominations

Best in Show: Blog
Mitch Sturgeon

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