Two Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Meet and Fall in Love at Shepherd Center
Dorothy and Winslow Jackson, who married on Valentine's Day, shared their experience with StoryCorps radio program.
Winslow Jackson met his wife, Dorothy, in 2006. He was divorced. She was widowed. And they both had multiple sclerosis.
While undergoing rehabilitation care at Shepherd Center, they connected. They fell in love and later married on Valentine's Day.
In an interview with the radio program StoryCorps, the couple remembered what drew them to each other. Listen to their story here.
Click here to download a PDF of a 2010 Shepherd Center magazine article on the Jacksons.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.